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THJB ABttUb. SATUKDaY MAY 23 1891.
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IB Rock Island county.
Saturday, Mat 23. 1891.
Emperor William says peace is as
sured for this year and perhaps next.
If Touag Raum keeps on be will soon
be as big a man in his party as Boss
Mb. Feffer is almost as great a roan
now as Mr. Iogalls used to be, and he has
hardly started yet.
Is dealing with the American question
Premier Rudini of Rome, Minister F&va,
formerly of Washington, and Consul
Corte, recently of New Orleans, have not
shown that fine, subtle diplomatic skill
with which many other Italian politicians
hare been credited, including some who
have lived before the time of Italian
Uncle Shelby Ccllom's presidential
boom is pulling vigorously at the string,
and it looks quite pretty when the sua
shines on it. The materials for such
booms can be had for not more thin six
cents a dozen, and as thev cm be filled
with ordinary gas at no expense at all, it
is really the worst form of extravagance in
any statesman not to keep a stock of
them on bacd.
EcROrE drinks California brandy and
thinks it French cognac. Bremen
controls the European market for cog
nacs. Last year about 300,000 gallons
went to London and Bremen. A distill
ery in Sonoma county, California, is
about to make the big foreign shipment
of 50,000 gallons. What a howl would be
raised in this country if a high protective
tariff were to be instituted against this
The Brooklyn Eagle after paying a
most glowing tribute to Mr. Cleveland's
speech at Buffalo. N. Y., on the inaug
uration by the body called the Cleveland
democracy of the club house which they
have acquired, enters into an estimate of
the man, and fittingly shows the spirit
with which the empire state recognizes
his honesty, courage and statesmanship
Going with bis address, arguing for it
and reflected oy it are the career and
character of Mr. Cleveland as a public
o racer, an American citizen and a reform
democrat. That career and that char
acter are a valuable asset of the country,
a proud possession of the past, a great
rorce in tne present and a Doe availability
for the future. The administration of
the man, both as governor and as presi
dent, did something to lift power above
spoils, principle above expediency, con
fidence in tbe people above trickery, cour
age of conviction above devices and tbe
welfare of the country above mere par
tisan success. If anywhere, in city,
county or state, the dtmocracy is
cbargable with a failure to measure up
to its obligations, with government by
bosses instead of by the people, with gov
ernment for henchmen instead of govern
ment for tbe community, with govern
ment under a blanket instead cf govern
ment in tbe open, with a low instead or
with a high tone of administration, tbe
derelictiou is undoubtedly due to a de
parture from Cleveland standards and to
a violation of C eveland ways.
Abojit all of the errors of judgment or
of matner predicable of Mr. Cleveland's
administration, either as governer or as
president, could be accounted for by the
fact that his incumbency of the very
highest offlieB. so romantic was the rap
Idity of his rise, absolutely constituted
his novitiate in any considerable sta
tion . Tne spirit he brought to sucB sta
tion was admirable. Tbe methods or
manners may Lave been inapt or abrupt
at the be ginning. That they improved
as be progressed was evident. That he
has greatly improved in those respects
under every year of broadening culture
and liberal zing intercourse is unques
tionable. Under tbe Influence of an address so
lofty, patriotic, clanfyiug and true as
that at Buffalo, tbe need of bis spirit in
party councils is re-emphasized. Tbe
Deed of bis example in public service is
recalled. We think tbe disposition agiin
to set the democracy on the acgressive
paths which be pursued" ill be rekindled
to an intense degree by tbe ir flience of
bis thouubt, by tbe effect cf bis words
and by tbe inspiration of his example
which those words recall to view.
Wherever MacGregor sat was the bead of
the table. Whenever Cleveland speaks
tbe best meaning and tbe highest mission
of the democracy are set forth. I m
practicable be may be called, but only
by men to whom policy is tbe best hon
esty. "No democrat" he may be called,
but only by men to whom politics is flesh
pots, service spoils and office a pretext
for robbing the people by day of the
' money gambled among confederates by
How's Vour Cliln?
John Williams, an English sailor, who
wan cast away in the south seas, would
have lieen killed and eaten but for his
double chin, tbe first of the. kind tbe na
tives bad ever seen. Instead of firing and
eating hi in they named him Two Chins and
made him a chief. Detroit Free Press.
Tbe Way to Realize on It.
"Jack has insured hi life iu my favor
for fJO.OOO," remarked Mrs. Noowed to her
moat intimate friend.
"llow nice! Now you roust kill him
with kindness, dear." Epoch.
By Mrs. W. H. PALMER,
' (Conclude" )
A good many of these April days w nt
by in this fashion. Gwendoline took
him over the landmarks of her life.
Here was a hollow tree where she spent
the night once 6he was lost in a fog on
"Were you alone?"
"Oh. no; Blanche was with me."
"Conld 6he have protected you?"
"Certainly. Do yon doubt7" She look
ed at the dog, who felt herself the o
ject of conversation, and posed for or
ders. The delicate limbed, pink nosel
creature was transformed. She glared
at Vincent, whom she had never take a
to, and showed the fine, fierce pointed
teeth, every limb stiffened: the browa
Seeks in her eyes flashed like flakes cf
fire. She tittered an almost inaudible
growl. Gwendoline had to kneel down
before the creature to pacify her.
"Yon can fancy what she would do at
the word of command," said Misa Dane,
"Yes." said tbe vonntr man ti
something like a shiver running' dowr
One day thev went hicher rm t,
mountain than ever before.
"This is where I shot a w-il.W
said Gwendoline. "That pleased grand
pa. How the creature looked at mo!
But sometimes I have thought I could
feci just as she looked, if I had occasion."
"What sort of occasion?" asked Yin
"Oh she lanched uneasilv "if far
instance, any one should make me jeal-Dnsr
Ridiculous as the feelinc was. it lwcan
to annoy Vincent that Elanrh
made one of the party on these walks.
vnentbey rode he did not mind the
docs, but it seemed to him as thnnch th
white hound had assumed a sort of
guardianship over Gwendoline, and never
left him alone with her.
-Do von take Blanche to tin-itvt rnn
from me. Miss Dane?" he said half irri
tably one day, when the dog, who was
nowhere in sight when they started.
came with great bounds to Gwendo
line's side before they reached the end
tif the Line.
"You don't like Blanche?" said the girl.
"Blanche doesn't like me."
Shall I tell vou whv?" sai J (twpti.I.v.
line carelessl y.and not thinking of the im
plication of her words. "She is jealous."
incent s eyes gleamed with triumph.
'Let me see ' that is so." he sai.l. anil
he drew closer to Gwendoline's side and
taking her hand drew it through his
arm. The dog whined uneasily and
tried to thrust herself between the two.
uu will have to choose between
us. said Vincent.
"Be quiet, Blanche." said the vouni
girl quietly. But Blanche, with a mut
tered growl, liad ht-r white forenaws
firmly on Vincent's smoulders, her lithe
height towering above his own.
It took all Gwendoline's anthnritv tn
reduce the great beast to obedience, "and
fmwlly to send her baying piteouly
"Now I have yon all to myself," he
"Pour Blanche!" said Gwendoline; "no
one has evf r come between h-jr and me
"Do vou want her back?"
"Yon have chosen letween us."
"Between you and a dug. Mr. Yin
cent!" "At any rate, you have chosen me."
"Did yon ask me to choose?"
"Yes. Gwendoline," he said explicitly,
"and I ask you over. I ask yon to choose
me for your lover for your life!"
The hand he held trembled. "Are
you not afraid to let me love yon?" she
"Arc ynu not itfruid to let me love you?"
"Oh. you don't know how fierce how
jealous my l"-e is."
"Fur ine. Gwendoline?"
She sn.itchel away her hand and
covered her burning face. "I worship
you," she said. "But I never meant to
let you see it."
"Gwendoline, my beautiful, sweetest
That evening the final battle was
fought out with Blanche. Gwendoline,
with her own firm, white hand, lashed
the dog into submission, and made her
fawn, conquered, at Vincent's feet.
She was pale and shuddering with ex
citement when it was over.
"Would you do as much for me?" she
"Give up a dog for yon my princess?"
he said with a kind of uneasy admira
tion for this splendid Amazon.
"Would you give np what you loved
because I did not like 3-ou to love it?"
Vincent only kissed the beautiful lips
that asked this absurd question.
It was now the end of May. The past
weeks had leen a transformation scene
in Vincent's life. The office, the rare
clients, the bills and the book agents, the
dandelions on the common and Miss
Marqnand's Friday musicales had faded
into an nndistingnishable past. Life, at
its in tensest, "with its bToom and fra
grance, he had lived on this Virginia
farm. To wake betimes in the morn
ing and hasten down to his meeting with
Gwendoline, to share every moment of
the day with her among the papers in
Gideon Dane's brass bound desk.
the broad acres of the plantation, np and
uown tne mountain roads, along the
trout streams, in the dairy, among the
acres wnere trie strawberries were red
deninga round of business, pleasure,
But at last, as even the lovers came to
recognize, a change must come. Vin
cent must return to Boston and straight
en nn his nezlected affairs. Then Vm
would engage board for tb.9 summer for
Gwendoline and iliss Chatworth, some
where at the seashore where he would
For once, indeed the last night of his
stay, a June night with a young moon
in the warm sky, he and Gwendoline in
the hammock on the veranda, parting
"Marry me, Gwendoline, to-morrow,"
he sighed. "Do not send me away from
you. Why should we lose a month of
bliss ont of life? Life is short enough
without wasting it."
But Gwendoline shook her head faint
ly, while Vincent, protesting against de
nial, lifted the loose, fragrant braids of
dark hair that fell across her shoulder
and kissed them, and kissed the pin':
finger tips and the rosy palms and the
curving wrists, and felt that a man had
never loved as he loved.
It was a warm morning in August.
On the broad piazza of a largo hotel a
group of ladies and gentlemen were
seated, idling away the after breakfast
"What a lovely day to bathe! I mean
to stay in the water for hours," said Julia
Marquand, a fair, elegant girl, in a sim
ple white gown. "Are you going in, Miss
She turned toward Gwendoline Dane.
who sat a little distant, leanine her el
bows on the railing and looking absent
ly off at the water.
Gwendoline turned almost sharply
upon the interlocutor.
"Really, I haven't decided. I don't
suppose your pleasure depends upon my
The two girls looked at each other
the one fine, keen, controlled, conven
tional, the other. Poor Gwendoline, ac
customed to supremacy, unused to re
straint, was no match for Miss Mar
quand, who replied with delicate malice:
"Oh. it's a great deal more fun when
you are along."
Julia Marquand smiled her sweet
smile and turned her heavenly blue eyes
toward Alex incent, who was talking
to Miss Chatwprth, and trying not to
hear what Gwendoline and Julia were
The blood rushed crimson over Miss
Dane's face and throat. She understood
tie silent reply. Julia Iarquand"s "fun"
consisted in making her jealous.
"I am fortunate in serving yon for an
object of amusement," she said, with
She rose and walked away to the end
f the piazza. A moment later they saw
her, beach hat in hand, taking her way
fclone toward the rocks.
"You had better follow, Mr. Vincent.
You may le needed to prevent a sui
cide." remarked MLss Marquand sweetly.
"I think you conld drive most any one
to suicide if yon set out," he said gloom
ily, leaving Miss Chatworth and stand
ing by Julia Marquand's chair.
"Oh. I haven't so much influence as
you think. Over yon, for example, I
h ive none at all."
"Isn't that a rash conclusion?"
"Your conduct last April," she said,
dropping her voice.
"Yon are severe too severe. I know
I broke an engagement with you with
out apology; but consider the 'snubs'
you had given me during the season."
"I was only acting the part of pru
'True. I was a leggarly fellow with
out; any visible means of support in that
"And now you have a competence and
'keeper.' So convenient to inherit
Vincent bit his lip. Julia Marquand
had got hold of the story of Gideon
Dane's will somehow, and she chose to
ins.nuate whenever opportunity offered
that Alex's engagement to MLss Dane
was his means of securing the fortune.
Thut otherwise And there she paused.
But there were mutual friends who re
membered that Vincent had been
"sweet" on Julia Marquand in days
" Well, I must look after my 'keeper,'
it Bms." he said, lightly, lifting his
stra w hjit to the ladies and setting out
in the direction Gwendoline had taken.
A ex had a New Englander's hcrror of
"sc-eces." lie could not help admiring
Julia Marquand's tact and repose in con
trast to Gwendoline's impulsive self be
Gwendoline, on her great plantation,
mistress cf all she surveyed, wa3 the most
brill ant and seductive creature he had
ever known; but Gwendoline in society
was he admitted a little too deinon
srrat ve for correct taste. Her jealousy
of Jclia Marquand, he told himself, was
absurd. He had fancied Miss Marquand
be dad not deny that he once had fan-
cie I her But when she was 'no good' as
a match, and she had "snubbed" him
It tickled his vanity to find that now
when he was known to have inherited
some money she would gladly have got
him back. During the first week of
their stay at the seashore together, be
fore his engagement was annnnnwil
Julia indeed made all the advances that
good taste ieruiitted. And he in re
membrance of her past trifling was just
sumciently attentive to induce her to go
as far as she would. It was during tw
skirmishing that Gwendoline's jealousy
uau ueen arousea.
Vincent took his way in leisurely
fashion over the sand dnnes. He pnct.
ed to find Gwendoline in tears, to be pas-
Bionateiy reproached, eagerly forgiven,
ana at last tenderly adored
But Gwendoline was not in tears.
She stood upright in her black gown,
her arms hanging listless, her hat on the
rock at her feet, her face lifted in a sort
of mute appeal to the gray sky. Vincent
sauntered slowly along to her.
"You make us both rather ridiculous
he said. "We northerners don't do
things in this high tragedy fashion.
What is the matter?"
She turned, and he quailed a little
the same sort of feeling he had had when
Blanche laid her firm wliite forepaws on
w e win not oe 'ridiculous anv
more," she said. "Our engagement i;
at an end, Mr. Vincent."
"You are hastv. Gwendoline, and jib
surdly jealous. You are jealous if I look
at another woman.
"I suppose I am jealons, as yoa say.
sne repneu quietly. "Liove means so
much to me. I can't conceive it except
as entire, excent as comnlet Tii.i
fragments of flirtation but FU not talk.
iou love your own vanity more than
you do me. I was a stranger here and
in your power. There was a rumor that
you were marrying me for money. You
did not take the trouble to let your con
duct contradict it You exulted in ex
hibiting your power over more than
one woman. v ell, I leave you to the
other one. I couldn't take half a. heart
I have loved you I love you. But I am
too exacting to take the return you offer.
I will go back to mv doirs."
She frightened him a little for the first
"Cpon my soul. Gwendoline. I love
"You permit Miss Maronand to mate
run or me. i on nail encourage her.
"Yen- well, let us leave. Mis Mar
quand's society. Let us go to the mount
ains anywnere away from here.
Run away from a rival! I if itrm
to tnat, i would rather"
"No matter. I should shock von if T
said it. I don't care to shock vou. ' But
I will never be cowed into submission
as I cowed poor Blanche. You remem
ber she was jealous."
"This is trifling talk. What can I do
to suit yon?"
"Nothing more that von are willing
"So be it. then," he said angrily. "You
are wholly unreasonable. I accept your
He turned away. He did not see poor
Gwendoline's lifted hands of entreaty,
nor hear her faint cry to him to return.
I he was only a stormy hearted child
after all, undisciplined, spoiled, and she
loved him with all the might of her rich
nature. He had tried her unfairly. Ke
knew all this, and might have forborne
But Vincent had a cold, selfish vein in
his nature which her love had not v r
to. He was indw.i wrr
iona or iwenaolme. but he had decided
I chat the forbearance must be on her side.
.cwu ,.v.ui.u.-,uu. ne uau a momentarv pang ot doubt aa
It rests on a sure founda- j to how truly she meant what she said.
out ne was pretty sure she would "come
An hour later Gwendriline, walking
wearily along the hot sands, saw Julia
Marquand and Alex Vincent standing
hand in hand, waiting to take the cool
blue breaker that was slowly rolling to
"He has gone back to her so easily,"
was Gwendoline's choking thought.
She went to her room and sat think
ing. Miss Chatworth was a mere "tame
cat," not to be thought of as a source of
counsel. Gwendoline had to settle the
problem for herself. She felt herself
grow old and staid. She felt ,that it was
for her. first of all. to sustain her dig
nity. She had broken her engagement
in peremptory fashion. But she must
not act childishly. Alex had accused
her of subjecting herself to criticism.
She must hold her impulses in restraint
and behave as lefitted proud old Gideon
Dane's granddaughter. Perhaps Alex
would help her to make this termination
of their dream as dignified and incon
spicuous as might be. She wouldnot
fly like some crushed, defeated creat
ure. She would carry herself calmly,
tell some smooth lie, as others did, about
important business calling her suddenly
back to Virginia, and then in a day or
two she would leave, the sooner the bet
ter, heaven knew would fly fast as
steam conld lear her back to her mountr
ains to Blanche to her solitude and
her miserable memories.
She did not go down to dinner, but
before tea time, carefully dressed in rich
black lace, with the Dane diamonds,
which she had not worn before, around
her throat and in her ears, she took her
seat on the piazza, with a novel in her
hand whose words she did not see.
She saw Vincent come in with a coni-
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