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THJB ARGU& SATUKDAT. MAY 10. 1891.
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Correspondence aoliclted Iroa every township
la Rock Island eoonty.
Saturday. Mat 18, 1891.
Sixtt million tons of iron ore are in
Bight around Iron mountain, Michigan .
more than can be mined in SO Tears.
The electoral college of 1892 will be
43 Totes larger than that of 1S8S
and it will require 223 Totes to elect.
Wasiusoton Pot: The New York
legislature adjourned without making an
appropriation for the world's fair. It
was a good thing for the world's fair when
congress declined to locate it in New
Detroit Free Prest: Indications mul
tiply that Mr. Harrison will have to be
the leader of the grand old party in 1S92.
He seems to be the only man who is go
ing down hill fast enough to keep ahead
Cari. Schcei, who, as president of
the HamburgAmerican Packet company,
hat made a study of the most improved
methods of ocean travel, believes that
steamers will jet be built to make the
run across to Europe in three or four
days. Be thinks that safety need not be
sacrificed to gain speed.
Does prohibition prohibit? If so,
tbeo why does not the consumption of
WhUkey decrease in proportion to the
growth and spread of prohibition f Facts
are stubborn thing. Internal Revenue
Commissioner Mason estimates thai the
whiskey made in the United States this
year will be 120,000,000 gallons, 5,000.
000 gallons more than was ever made
here before in one year. The prohibi
tionists are gutting in their work.
Davenport Democrat-Gazette: Tbe
court e of the democrats of Illinois last
year in nominating a candidate for United
States senator in their state convention
was so successful in its results that tbe
Ohio republicans talk of following the ex
ample. It is as good as assured that the
next republican convention of the Buck
eye state will place in nomination Sena
tor Sherman or some other man. In this
way the distance between the people and
their senators will not appear so great as
under tbe system long used in this conn
The Keokuk Constitution-Democrat
has aroused itself to a logical conclusion
concerning street improvements, a con
clusion Rock Island arrived at two years
ago. It says:
Street paving is demanding the atten
tion of almost all the cities. It has come
to pass that the city is judged largely by
the condition of its streets. For this
reason there is a very large number of
municipalities which are expending con
siderable money in paving, and in most
cases with brick. It will net be long be
fore Keokuk takes a band at it, along
with the other live cities.
The Itata '.
The Indianapolis Sentinel has some sen
sible views concerning the case of the
Itata which has been attracting so much
attention of late, and gives tbis editorial
resume of the situation:
There is a civil war in tbe republic of
Chili, with whose government we are at
peace. The Itata, a vessel belonging to
the insurgent Chilian force, was foucd
loaded or loading w ith freights contraband
of war within the waters of tbe United
States, designed for use by the Chilian
revolutionists. At least this was the
charge, and nnder this charge the vessel
was attached and held to answer in
the federal courts at San Francisco
Whether the charge be true or not tut not
been shown. If true there may be some
doubt if nnder our neutrality acts there is
any liability in the case of a war merely
civil where both parties have not been
recognized as belligerents. Bat tbeoe
questions need not be considered at this
time. The Itata was regularly seized and
detained under due legal process of U. S
courts in U. S. waters and is bound to
This Itata, an armed sea-going steamer
with full armament and a large crew of
men and officers belonging to the rebel
Chilian navy, being arrested, was detained
by means of a cabie and a single deputy
marshal left in charge. Tbe crew of tbe
Itata, old cruisers on the Pacific, who
had, perhaps, done bolder things, cast off
the cable, cribbed the deputy and put to
ea. We can, if we catch the runaway,
hold it anywhere on the high seas, or, per
haps, in the waters of any nation which
has not acknowledged tbe belligerency of
the Chilian revolutionists; that is, we
may bold and return the fugitive to ans
wer. We can use such force as may be
necessary and repel force with force for
At to what is said of the armament
and crew of the Esmeralda as compared
with tbe Charleston, sent, as is said, in
purult of the Itata, we have nothing to
do with the Esmeralda, unless she should
Interfere to prevent the rearrest of the
escaped prisoner. That she should do
o is incredible. This would be an act
of flagrant war on the part of the Cbii
ian revolutionists against the United
States. Hardly pressed as these insur
gent! are in tbe contest with tbe author
ity of their own government, they would
not think of incurring additional hostili
ties. One war at a time is their policy,
a it has been ours. The question be
tween the Itata end her pursuers Is sim
ply a race for time and whether tbe fugi
tive is the faster.
THE MATE TO MY CAMEO
By r. a. MTcrrnT
Twelve years passed, daring which,
if my child friend did not pass entirely
oat of my mind, she at least became a
very indistinct image on my memory.
I had become a quiet, mature citizen of
the United States, with no fancy 'what
ever for the sight of blood, and without
the slightest predilection for making
vows. The one I had made so long be
fore I was not disposed to regard as
strictly binding, and should any reason
occur for its breaking I did not look
upon it as a serious obstacle.
I was Fitting one summer afternoon
on the porch of a hotel facing one of the
New England beaches, chatting with a
friend a lady. The porch ran nearly
around the hotel It was the hour when
the young lady sojourners, dressed in
tasteful costumes, promenaded, some
times three or four abreast, back and
forth; quite enough of them, I thought,
to form a battalion of beauty. Sudden
ly, in on of the platoons that tramped
by, appeared one who, as she passed,
nodded pleasantly to the lady with
whom I was sitting. The salutation
was unstudied, yet not familiar a hap
py combination of cordiality and digni-"
ty. The smile that accompanied it sent
a thrill through me in a twinkling.
"Who is that?" I inquired quicklv.
"Her Christian name?"
"No, no; her other name?"
"She has no other."
"Isn't it Delia?"
"Simply Edith. Would yon like to
I restedback in the chair, from which
I had started.
"Thank you; 111 not trouble you. I
shall not be here long."
The next afternoon I was standing on
the porch with my friend taking my leave.
A bevy of young girls approached, and
one of them, wishing to speak to my
friend, 6topped for the purpose. In a
twinkling I was introduced to the wbde
party. One of the vonng ladies was Miss
There was abont tbis girl a certain
high born reserve which alternated with
an engaging frankness and sprightliness.
There were two 6ides to her disposition;
the one merry, the other serious. A low,
melodious laugh expressed keen enjoy
ment to perfection, bnt if anything oc
curred to divert her from merriment to
seriousness there came without warning
that which never failed to inspire me
with a kind of awe.
Instead of departing at ouce, as I in
tended, I did not leave the hotel fur four
weeks. I prolonged my stay, notwith
standing a number of resolutions to the
contrary, until I began to censure myself
for being weak. At last, perceiving that
my stay was noticed by my friends, I re
solved to leave immediately.
"Th-cn hoic did you come by my crtmcoT"
On the evening on which I made this
new and I determined it should prove
an irrevocable resolution I chanced to
be sitting on the portico with Sliss
Ward. The moon was at the full, and
came ont of the ocean as the sun set. It
seems singular to me now that I should
have presumed to speak so confidingly
to one 1 had known so 6hort a time.
Besides, my companion had not encour
aged any special confidence on my part.
Indeed, I regretted that 6he had ceased
to treat me with the unconventionality
of the others, and seemed at times a
trifle constrained. What it was that led
me to confide in her on the evening
mentioned 1 can scarcely conceive, un
less it was that exquisite hour the most
delightful to me of all hours of the day
when the newly risen full moon stands
on the horizon as if pausing to survey
the landscape, and then begins to rise, a
great illuminated ball, in the heavens.
Whatever was the cause, I touched
upon several episodes in my life, among
them the 6tory of my meeting little
Delia in the, park in Germany, twelve
years before. I gave a minute account
of what occurred; the child's appropria
tion of the park flowers, the approach of
the policeman, the honest confession.
When I came to speak of her departure,
"Here," I said, putting my finger on my
scarfpin, "is the mate to a keepsake I
"What a beautiful cameor She looked
at it closely. "I think I have noticed it
in your scarf before."
I took it from its place and handed it
to her. She bent over it to examine the
carving in the mingling twilight and
"You haven't told me," she said, with
out looking up, "what it was that en
gaged your attention on the day after
you parted with the little girl."
I hesitated. "That would scarcely in
terest a woman."
"But I wish to know."
I told her of my quarrel with my En
glish friend; my dream before going ont
to the field; my firing aside, and receiv
ing my adversary's bullet. As I gave
the Bhort story she bent closer to the ob
ject she was examining, and lower and
lower, as the twilight deepened, until
her face was entirely hidden from me,
When I had finished "we sat some time
"This pin," she remarked at last, "must
1 ave been cut at Rome."
"I thought so. They cut them beau
"Were you ever in Rome?"
"And the child" she went on, with
out heeding my question, "she really
prevented your becoming a murderer?"
"Would yon have so regarded me?" I
Uokedat ber anxiously. Indeed there
as that in her manner, as well as her
v ords, which made me tremble.
"Yes, and more;" she raised her eyes
a: id fixed them full upon mine: "a cow
ard." Great heavens! How like the look of
tl e face of Delia in my dream of years
"And you have given up all expecta
tion of ever seeing the child again?" she
atked, turning her eyes from me to the
"I scarcely know if I should wish to
"Under an impulse of gratitude for
the unknowing part she had taken in
preventing my being a murderer"
"And a coward," she interrupted.
"And a coward," I admitted, "I made
a silly, sentimental vow."
"What vowT she frowned.
"That no other person should be my
wi.e; that I would seek her, and when
for ml, if ever, I would win her"
' Supposing that she would be willing'
she added, not giving me time to finish.
It 'vas plain that I had antagonized her.
bince then" I looked ont at the
peaceful moon, at the deepening shad
ow;, the gilded face of the rocks "since
the a I have met one who has driven the
chid image from my mind I fear from
We sal withont speaking, each wait
ing for the other to break the silence.
" You have spoiled a pretty story," she
said somewhat sadly. "You should have
been true to the little girl. How do you
know but that she is treasuring the mate
to your pin?"
"She 'wasrtoo young."
"How old did you say?"
"Seven! That's not too yonng. I was
impressed myself at that age."
"Hay I ask, are you true to that im
pression':'"' SI e. liesitated. "I have treasured an
ideaL But I must go in," she added in
another moment, and rising she moved
toward a window opening on to the porch
from the drawing room.
Sr. fiterme,! in nr. triA wi-rwlnw Aq
she crossed the sill and entered the brill- 1
ianC y lighted room she turned. A
smil a frank, happy smile broke over
her lace. It bespoke the merry side of
her disposition; a certain witchery that,
seen between moonlight and gaslight,
mad me wonder for a moment if she
were not a veritable witch. In another
mortem she was gone.
That night I dreamed. I was again
in tl e park in Germany. It was night
the "huinida nox" of Virgil a night
sugg -stive of cypress, of exuberant ver
dure, of hanging bough and twisting
vine, all seen by the light of a waning
moor. The image of a former dream
walk'-d beside me. The features of that
imag had long ago faded from my mem
ory. Now they were the features of
"Would yon kill him because you in
sulted him? because yon struck him?"
The v-ords came strangely, as out of a
"No, no; I will kill no one. I am no
longer a boy. I thank God I escaped
the dreadful result of that boyish folly.
It was you who taught me what is true
courage: teach me now what is love."
My dream haunted me all the next
day. I sat on a rock against which the
waves beat sluggishly. There was
somet ling in the slow surging, the
broad stretch of ocean view, the clouds
chang ng their fantastic 6hapes, that es
pecially accorded with the condition of
my mind. My meeting when a youth
with the little girl in Germany, the
transition from a state of mind wherein
I considered the taking of a human life
quite t n exhilarating affair, to one a day
later, wherein I was willing to risk my
own li "e rather than defend it from my
antagonist, began to seem strange to
me. Then my vow it bad suddenly
becomt) a menace. All these matters
kept p assing stnd repassing while I lis
tened to the ever splashing waves.
That evening I met Miss Ward again.
I expected it would be my last evening
at the leashore that summer. We sat in
the noc k where we had sat together so of
ten bef ire. Whether it was the prospect
of my ileparture or a suddenly imparted
knowlelge of the condition of my feel
ings I do not know to this day, but the
spell that had been gathering about me
for weeks appeared suddenly intensified.
Withoct intention, withont forethought,
led on, it seemed, by a sort of fatality, 1
suddenly burst into a torrent of words
which I had never dreamed of speaking
when I joined her. I poured out my feel
ings in a number of short, glowing sen
tences sentences I never could have
spoken -iad I prepared to speak them.
I well remember her first words after
I had ceased to speak. They conveyed
to me tt e first knowledge of how deeply
I was st ong.
"But your vow?" she asked. I started.
I had forgotten, it. "Do you think it
Highest of all in Leavening Power.
would be right for you to break it?"
I was silent.
"You must keep it."
Something told me that however 1
might regard its keeping or its breaking
there was no compromise to be hoped for
from the only woman who would be a
temptation for me to break it.
She had been toying with my cameo,
which she had desired to examine again,
and which seemed to have a curious
charm for her. As she spoke the last
words she arose and handed it back to
me. I interpreted the act to mean a
, "I cannot. I will not." I cried pas
sionately. "Yom can and you will," she replied.
There was a bright tpark in her eye. The
other features of her face indicated only
"Good-by," I faltered.
"Rather say adieu," 6he said softly.
She took my hand and pressed it kindly,
so kindly that it almost seemed that her
regret was not entirely on my account.
"I shall have a word to say to you before
you go," she added. "May I see you here
to-morrow evening, when the moon rises?"
"Better go at once," I replied bitterly.
"Shall I see you?" she repeated.
I bowed a silent assent.
The interval between this parting and
the next evening, on which I was to be
accorded one more interview, seemed in
terminable. I believed her decision to
be irrevocable; but what lover will not
hope so long as there is desire? Still I
wished it all over and I steaming on a
train anywhere to get away from her
who I had suddenly discovered was to
embitter my life. As the honr of our
meeting approached I paced the jwrch,
walking, chafing, waiting for the moon.
I had consulted the almanac and set my
ratch carefully. Nevertheless it seemed
Dn this evening that all astronomical cal
rulations were in error. The time would
not go, or so slowly that whenever I ex
amined my timepiece the hands seemed
scarcely to have moved. At last there
was a brightening of the heavens, but
ahihow slow! It gathered, and deepened
and grew until, far out on the dark ocean,
a tiny wave leaping higher than its fel
lows caught a spark of gilt. Soon others
were touched by the gilding moon, and
at List a broken stream of light shot from
the rising orb to the shore. When the
moon stood full out on the horizon I heard
a step behind me. I turned. It was Edith
She was clad in the light drapery of
midsummer. The moonlight fell on her
advancing figure, softening the gauzy
folds of her dress and blending them
with the environing shadow. She was
to me a human apparition: substantial
yet unsubstantial, spiritual loveliness in
human leanty. Why was she not less
beautiful or less conscientious?
As she approached my eye was caught
by a flash of something, evidently me
tallic, where a lace handkerchief crossed
her bosom. I was led by some unac
countable attraction to fasten my gaze
on this object, which I knew I had not
seen before, and which, as she drew
nearer, shaped itself more distinctly. In
another moment it flashed upon me
what it was.
And what was it? To this day the an
swer brings a thrill of pleasure, canses
my blood to quicken, my pnlses to throb
faster. What was it? A trinket, a bit of
gold anil stone, a souvenir. It was the
mate to my cameo.
I sprang across the short distance that
"And you are Delia?"
"Then how did you come by that
"You gave it to me."
"And the name Delia? explain."
"That was my father's doing. It was
first Edie. Papa corrupted it to Deedie."
A single letter had misled me for
"And you have kept my souvenir?"
"I was forbidden to do so. I went to
the park the day after I met you to re
turn it. You were not there."
"No, I was not there. And yon re
"I have not entirely forgotten," she
said, dropping her eyes, "though I was
pretty young to"
She did not finish.
"Love?" I asked trembling.
There came an expression of earnest
ness in her face which, mellowed by the
moonlight, I can liken to nothing else
than that of a divine messenger from
another sphere. And she said, looking
straight out on the ocean and speaking
as one in a dream:
"Would you kill him because you in
sulted him? because you struck him?"
A kind of awe crept over me; there
was something in her appearance so far
beyond mortality, something so typical
of a reverse of that descent into the
accursed region of remorse which had
once threatened me.
"Edith! Edith!" I cried, the words of
the night before bursting involuntarily
from my lips, "I will kill no one. I am
no longer a boy. Thank God, I escaped
the dreadful result of that boyish fully.
It was you who prevented; "you who
taught me what is true courage; teach
me now what is love."
"And you have repented that you ever
thought of taking a life the life of a
"Repented? Yes, often, now, forever."
She stood silent a moment and then
said softly, "Then keep your vow."
A smile broke through her serious
ness. In twinkling she wasthe little
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THK WELL KNOWN
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