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TELE AEGUtt. FHIDAY, MAY 20 1801.
Pnblitbcd Waily u4 Weekly t 162t Second At
enne. Rock Irland, ill.
d. w. Potter,
Twat-s Daily, fcOc per month; Weekly, $3.00
All eommanlcattone of a critical or inrametu
tle character, political or religious. Bin have
real name attached for publication No each arti
tides will be piioted over fictitious S'.gnataret
Anonymoas communications not noticed.
Correspondence solicited from every township
Is Rock Island county.
Friday, Mat 29. 1S81.
A max in Boston has been fined for
kissing hit wife on the street. Bo cion is
t altogether Uo particular. In Peoria men
kiss other men's wives on the mouth and
nothing is done about it.
Immediately after his election Hemp.
Washburn made a biz stir about closing
gambling houses in Chicago. D es an y
one believe that the anxious sucker can
not be accommodated there today? If so
let him try it.
A Georgia editor says: "We came
acrots a snake a few days ago that sur
passed anything in the snake line that we
have ever seen. The reptile was no larger
than a lead pencil, but was about 9 or 13
feet long, and its head was about the s;z e
and shape of a tea saucer. On top of its
head was an exact likeness of a tiger." It
would be interesting to know, says the
Peoria Herald, jast what btand of moo a -shine
produces that effect.
The action of the English and Ameri
can governments in allowing the Bebring
Sea controversy to drag along as it ha9 is
most reprehensible. The English ministry
seems determined to hang back until the
Canadian poachers have secured their
booty before it submits the matter to ar
bitration. The latest demands of the
United States are very just, and Engl and
has no longer any excuse for deity.
When the United States purchased Alak a
from Russia, she naturally cime to pos
sess all the riehts and privileges which
Russia bid enjoyed. These being easily
ascertainable, it is only just that EncUnd
should a'.low the facts to be brought for
ward, and the matter to be decided.
While the diplomats are exchanging
courtesies, tbe seals are being fssttxttr
ruinated. IsDiAXxroLH Sntintl: Tne Puii
delphia gmg of which City Treasurer
Brd''ey is now tae mt prominent rep
resentative evidently floesn't propose to
let go on tbe city's funds, what little
Bardsley has left, if it can help it. Tbe
ring, entirely ignoring the appointee of
Governor Patiison, has elected one of its
representatives to act as treasurer. Tbe
people cf Pennsylvania may well pray for
deliverance from the hungry horde of
republican ringsters which has so long
held the city by th3 throat. Bat it will
be a long, bard s ruggle to secure free
dom. Tbe plunderers are well intrenched
and thoroughly unscrupulous, and will
have tbe backing of tbe republican organ
ization throngbout tbe state and the
country. But the people are getting
their eyes open, and if they give Gover
nor Pattiaoa tbe backing he deserves,
they may yet accomplish their own salva
tion. Tbe Davenport Democrat says: 'Div
eaport wouldn't exchange its Hennepin
canal for all the district courts of Iowa;
or its national arsenal for a dozen custom
houses." It would require a very fine
light to discover where the Hennepin ca
nal is located, and Rock Island ought to
kick like a fretted mult: if It has lost its
national arsenil Keokuk Constitution
Democrat. Don't worry about Rock Island
fretting over any such trash as that attri
buted to our Davenport neighbor. It i9
quite as amusing to Hck Island to wit
ness the labored efforts of Davenport to
get something to which to attach fame
as it is to the world in general, to which
history baa made familiar ttie identity of
both the national enterprises mentioned
not only with Rock Island, but with
the state of Illinois. Both Rock Island
arsenal and the Hennepin canal geograph
ically belong to Iilioos, and the state
rightly, as well as proudly, claims both.
The attempts of tte I wa paper to as
sume the possession of either is apt to
appear in the same light to the mind of
one conversant with history, modern and
ancient, as would an attempt on tbe part
of Athens to claim tbe nativity of
Like Picture. Like Subject.
"Whose picture is that?" inquired an
eastern artist in afur western cabin, dis
covering a well executed portrait hang
ing on the wall in a dark corner.
"Thafu my husband's," said the wom
an of the house carelessly.
"But it is hnug with fatal effect,"
urged the artist, who remembered the
fate of his first pictures in the academy.
"So wis my husband," snapped the
worxlan, and the artist discontinued his
observations. Detroit Free Press.
"Don't let me deprive you of your
Beat," she Baid, as he rose.
"Don't mention it, madam. It isn't
mine, anyhow; it belpngs to the road,
aid he. Harper's Bazar.
Mother Are you not afraid of staying
in the house all alone with nurse?
Young Hopeful Not a bit; there's a
sergeant always comes to protect us.
ORIGIN OF TKt DAY.
Bow the ' Observance of Memorial Ifety
The following letter, originally sent x
the, New York Tribune from Wasbingt n
by Junius Simons, will not be uninterest
ing at this time:
As one knowing tbe facts, permit me to
say that the credit of first suggesting "Mv
raorial Day" belongs to Mrs. Henry S.
Kimball, of West Philadelphia, Pa. Tbe
suggestion was made by her in 1S6S to
General John A. Logan, then commander-in-chief
of the Grand Army of the Repul
lic. Mr. and Mrs. Kimball were old friends
of General Logan. Ou their return boro-s
from a southern tour Mrs. Kimball wrobs
to General Logan stating that she had par
ticularly noticed tbe southern women deco
rating the graves of their dead fallen in
battle, and suggested to hiru that, as the
commander-in-chief of the Grand Army of
the Republic, he should have our heroic,
soldiers, whove lonely graves were -many,
scattered and unmarked, remembered in
the same beautiful way. The general was
deeply impressed with the idea. Soon af
terward he wrote Mrs. Kimball thanking
her for the suggestion, and stating that he
felt that such a touching tribute to his
dead comrades would undoubtedly meet
with general favor.
After carefully reflecting npon bow he
should give the matter practical shape he
stated his ideas to General Chipman, of
the Grand Army of the Republic staff, and
requested him to formulate them in an
order. This order, modified and enlarged
by General Logan himself, was issued to
the Grand Army of the Republic as "Order
No. 11," and May 30, 186 was named as
the day it should go into effect. The order
was generally well received throughout
the country, and practically obeyed by the
Grand Army of the Republic, greatly to
General Logan's satisfaction, as evidenced
in the following letter to Mrs. Kimball,
dated Washington, July 9, is:
My Iear Friend It is very gratifying to
me to hear, as I do day aftrr day. f mm my
friends of the reception of my Order No. U.
As you observe, the cntom is a beautiful one,
and I am confident that it will not only never
pass away from the recollection of the Ameri
can people, but will more deeply ineraft itself
in their hearts, and each returning anniver
sary of sacred decoration will increase in im
pressive devotion to our patriot dead; and the
crowns we weave for them of never fading
laurel and the beautiful flowers strewn over
their graves give birth to sentiments of love
and of honor which bind the past, the present
and the future in one continuous chain of ad
miration that the life and service of even the
humblest private shall never be fortten.
Yours truly. John A. Lou an.
I was a clerk at the house of representa
tives and Gtneral Logan's private secre
tary at the time, and saw ail the corre
spondence relating to the matter, heard
General lxgan tell his friends and other
callers that be was indebted to Mrs. Kim
bail for the suggestion to decorate our sol
diers' irrnves. saw him hand them Mrs.
KinilaU's letter on the subject to read, and
heard General Iogan state to General Chip
man his views and wishes, out of w hich
'"Order Xo. 11"' grew, and during the presi
dential canvass of that year, on which I
went with him. he received many encomi
ums wherever he went for the inaugura
tion of Memorial Day, and he never re
frained from giving Mrs. Kimball full
credit for the idea, feeling quite content
and appreciative for the share of honor
that naturally and properly flowed to him
for putting it into practical and permanent
Since then Memorial Day has silently
matured into a tender and welcome cus
tom throughout our land, arid has addi
tionally endeared to the hearts of the peo
ple the memory of that great hearted,
brave and brilliant soldier, orator and
statesman. John A. Logan.
A Mammoth llrigade.
One day a gentleman, not connected
with the army, was riding to overtake
Lewis' Kentucky brigade, then serving as
mounted infantry, and operating between
Augusta and Savannah, Ga., after Sher-
"tiiev wei:e ikjmmeij ek; mis."
man had reached the latter city. The
brigade, reduced to a few hundred by four
years' active service in the field, had just
marched through a little village, whe-e
the gentleman soon afterward arrived.
He rode up to the door of a cottage in
which dwelt an old Irishman and his wife,
and tipping his hat a la soldier inquired if
they had seen any rebels passing.
The old lady, seeing the interrogator
wearing a bine urmy overcoat, naturally
concluded that he was the advance of a
Federal column in pursuit, ari l beitit; a
true southron, sho thought to do t he cause
a servi'.-e by at once striking terror into the
euemy's rar ks. She answered: "Yis, sir;
they are jL-.t after marching through, and
there Wiis tinty thousand o' them if there
was a single mou!"
The gentleman thanked her for the in
formation, and, again tipping his hat,
turned his '-rse in the direction the "twin
ty thousand" had gone. The old man,
thinking that the exaggeration had not
leen sufficiently complete, ceased the vig
orous whiffing at his pipe long enough to
call after tl:e supposed Federal: "Yis, sir,
that's iver- word the thruth, it is. And
they were dommed big min at that!"
It Waa the righting.
A veteran who was not particularly
brave in the ranks was relating his soldier
exjierience when some one asked:
t-re you ever taken prisoner."
"I fjess I was. I was a prisoner of war
eight months, and slept on tbe ground 'u
open air all the time. Some days I would
get something to eat and some days I
wouldn't. I nearly starved to death."
"It must have been a terrible experience,"
remarked a listener.
"It was, indeed, a frightful experience,
but I tell you, gentlemen, and his voice
was lowered aa he added earnestly, "it
wasn't near as bad as fighting." Exchange.
COVER THEM OVER.
OVER them over)
'Neath the sweet
War scarred battal
ions are melt
No longer In strife
are the bine and
Time is the foeman
who conquers to
day. Lilies and rosest
Under the hillocks
Heroes who fought
for their coun
try and ours.
'neatu the May
Over them lay lau
rel and bay;
Garlands for heroes who bore them so well;
Crowns for the martyrs who fought and who
Long in the land may their memory dwell.
llAKRT J. bllEIXMAS.
The Empty Sleeve.
You may talk about the pathos
In the hardships of the war.
You may talk about the glory
Of the cause that you f ght for.
But there's nothing so pathetic
As the lesson we receive
From the quiet, idle flapping
Of the useless empty sleeve.
Yon may talk about the marches.
The scant rations and "hard tack.
Of "the last drop in the canteen"
And "the empty haversack;"
There's not hinc so convincing in
Tbe impressions that you leave
As the mute and speechless record
Of the useless empty sleeve.
You may speak of southern prisons.
Hut their horrors could not last.
Of the roar and din of battle.
And. thank God, that, too, has passed.
But we see a grim reminder
Every morn and noon and eve
In the living, speaking presence
Of the useless empty sleeve.
Soldiers deck the graves of comrades
With the laurel that they won.
Poets sing of gallant heroes
And of deeds of great renown.
But there's naught in poets' anthems
Or the chapters that they weave
That can beat the touching story
Of the useless empty sleeve.
Flore ncc Earlc in Home and Country.
A lieutenant was promenading in full
uniform one day, and approached a vol
t nteer on sentry, who challenged him
v.-ith. "Halt: Who comes there.'" The
1 eutenant, with contempt in every linea
nent of his face, expressed his ire with an
indignant, "Ass!" The sentry's reply, apt
and quick, came, "Advance, ass, and give
tje countersign." Moore's Collection.
One at a Time, Please.
One dark and rainy winter's night the
writer was ordered to carry fixnl to the
men in the trenches. A team was hitched
up. and with a loaded wagon and driver
w j started out. Every challenge was made
w th the least noise, as the enemy was only
a 'ew rods in front. "Halt! dismount, and
give the countersign!" came at every thirty
paces. It was rough on my teamster, who
was rheumatic and cold. However, we
made the trip, and halted at a cavalry post.
Major , a very Paladin for courage and
strength, had rolled into my blanket for a
sntoze; he had driven the enemy with
slaughter that day. My Jehu began to re
cite his annoyance thus, "Cuss the durned
infantry; they made me halt, dismount,
and give the countersign till I was weary
and tarrify wid their foolishness." A roar
fol owed from the couriers. At this mo
ment a trim staff officer of a geueral, who
hail lost an arm, put in his say.
"I say, hold that noise: the general
wants to rest. Don't let me hear any
mo-e of it."
S afl had hardly gone into darkness be
fore Jehu began his old story. It was
folly to try to keep back the laugh. A
sect nd outburst, and a second entry of
staff. "Hang it, didn't I tell you to stop
tha: noise? Who is it I'll have him ar
Just then, by some strange accident, a
doniey put his demure snout in at our
fire, and flapping his ears tegan bis un
mistakable bray. Jehu jumped to his
feet, and shaking his fist at the donkey,
said "One at a time, if you please!"
St iff left amid a burst of laughter, as
Major rolled over and over with my
blanket, trying to restrain his hearty ha,
ha, l a. Historical Society papers.
Anecdote tif General Sumner.
A ;tory is told of the veteran Sumner at
the tattle of Autietam. His son. young
Captiin Sumner, a youth of twenty-one,
was on his staff. The old man calmly
stoot":, amid a storm of shot and shells,
and turned to send him through a doubly
ragitig fire upon a mission of duty, He
might never sve his loy again, but his
country claimed his life, and as he looked
upon his young brow he grasped his hand,
encircled him in his arms and fondly
kissed him. "Goodby, Sammy." "Good
by, father," and the youth, mounting his
horse, rode gayly on his message. He re
turuei unharmed, and again his hand wis
graspid with a cordial "How d'ye do,
Samn y?" answered by a urasp of equal af
fection. The scene was touching to those
aroun 1. Floating.
Highest of all in leavening Power.
Took Him at Hi Word.
Blue ami Gray.
Mong blossoms of spring, that you gather and
For graves that, though lowly, are royal.
Let the blue flower prevail, though modest and
Since it speaks of the hue that is loyaL
But tie each bouquet with a ribbon of gray.
And lay it on memory's altar
For the dead who foutsht for the cause they
Was right, and who did not falter.
-Ella Wheeler Wilcox.
A Blood Stained Relic.
Sergeant C. J. Durfee, of Biughamton,
X. Y., has in his keepinsr a curious war
relic in the shape of a roll book of com
pany D, Twenty-seventh regiment. New
York voluuLeers. The book was in t'le
left breast pocket of Lieutenant J. L
Baily when he was shot through the
heart on the picket line near West
THE KoLL BOOK.
Point, Va., May 6, 12, and the huliet that
killed him passed through the book, the
wound staining the pages with Baily's
blood. Baily was shot by a Confederate
scout, and the scout's companion was shot
by Baily's companion. Corporal Crocker.
Singularly enough, the name of Corporal
Crocker was entirely obliterated on the
roll by the r.-nt of the bullet and the blood
t-tains. The acccompanying illustration is
from the regimental history of the Twenty
Geohge L. Kilmer,
Formerly Twenty-seventh Regiment, New
The noise of battlefield no more
Disturbs their sleep all strife is o'er.
They slumber tranquilly.
Until the last great trump shall sound.
And they arise forever crowned
A Powerful Field Glass.
Ia one of the Confederate companies at
Charleston there was a blue eyed young
Englishman full of merriment and wag
gishness. One of his tricks was to mimic
pompous officers, who sometimes stalked
around the forts with their gold mounted
field glasses ia a way that would bring
down the honse if done on the stage in
comedy. He usually wore slung over his
shoulder three joints of cane in imitation
of a field glass, and one day, after a long
study of the enemy through the pretended
magnifier, he dropped the instrument,
leaped from the observatory where he stood
and alighted among a crowd of men watch
ing him from below. His face was the
picture of alarm, and when asked what tbe
matter was be answered hysterically: "The
matter? Why, I brought those Y'anks so
close up with my glass that I became
frightened and ran off." Southern Bi
vouac. The Old and the New Actor.
I do not believe that the old actors were
better or greater than the new. 1 rather
think that they were only different from
these, and I am not at all assured that the
"sing-song" declamation of Mrs. Siddous,
of which Hnzlitt makes mention, was as
effective as the hurtling words of Bern
hardt which are flung straight at the
hearts of the audience froia her tongue
with the force of David's -i:::. with the
directuess of the stone, and .;u ciiect as
startling if not as tragical. Garrick was
no doubt a great actor, bat was his power
to subdue an audience to his humor greater
than Salvini's in tragedy? It would ap
pear from all that we know of him that
Garrick was a more accomplished come
dian than tragedian. Still I do not believe
that he was the superior of Burton. Burke,
Warren or Jefferson. Cor. Century.
A bushel of cement will do wonders in
patching up a chimney, and wails, too, for
I tint rn,ttir u t . I T liu ImiwuL-uutu.. l.n..
'" 1--' "J-i
j never used it will d weil to include it
among the next purchases she makes,
i Mixed with equal quarHities of sand and
'gravel, it may 1 used to lill the spaces
f aro.iud the stovepipes where they enter the
chimney. The mixture should be pressed
closely in with the trowel and smoothed
immediately, as it hardens at once.
The Place for the Scarfpin.
In all scarrings tbe scarfpin must be
placed so that, when seen through the
waistcoat opening, it will appear in the
center of that space. To be placed too
high in the scarf, too low, or on one side,
would destroy the conformity. Clothier
U. S. Gov't Kenort, Aug. 17, 18S9.
J. B. ZIMMER,
THK WELL KNOWN
erc h art Tailor,
Star Block, Opposite Haepek House.
has purcLa-eJ for the
Spring and Summer of 1891,
A lariratid fleer stock thm evr. These oi will arrive in a few dayc. Wait and "t!n
H. SISMON & SON,
loves and Tinware,
Baxter Banner Conking and Heating Stoves and the Geneseo Cooking 6tovei
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Work.
inn c.ovt 'XT MOCK TST.AND, ILL.
Calf Goodyear Welt Shoes?
Tbe best Met.' fine ihoe ia the city for iho price .
STABY, BERGER & SNELL,
"nd nod Hnrri. tti
J. jVL. chbisty,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
KABDraCTUEIB OF S&CKX&S ASD BISCUITS -
Ask your Grocer for iiem They are best.
""WSpeclaltJeai The Cari.ty "OT&TKH" and the Christy "WilTS."
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
SEIVERS & ANDERSON.
Contractors and. Builders,
ALL KINDS OK OA.BPKINTKB WORK DOOTE.
iv Beral Jobnuut done on tbort notice and ifact1oo raaranteed.
Office and Shop 1418 Fourth Avenue.
ROLL IN HUIOK,
!s --"!f ;.. damson & Rnick.
5r'2i."ps r ,
: .V -r.'J r. -J?i' r If.'
Shop Niiir-tH-utb m . h-t.
jjz - ry-i .
t THitra! .Inching ricl M-pairing j rompily ior-t-H-nn.t
Ran.- f'hiii-ry t occht, so'd and rpaiti-d
Agency for f xceisior Roofing Company.
Cheaper tdas Shingles.
Send fnr circular. 'Telcphote
Opera House Saloon
KEOKKE SIHAFER, Proprietor.
1001 Second Avenue. Coruer of SixteeLtn Slree - Opposite Harper's Theatre.
Th? choicest Wines. Liquors. Beer and Cigars always on Hand
B. F. DeGBAR,
Contractor and Builder,
Office and Shop Corutr rjeVfiiw-ntn St . O I I
s-wmh A-nw. ' 1 Kck Island
a1" Al tfi' e of carpenter work a 8 la'tj nl tinatee for all feind. c hnlM'ne
,-. . r. -jT.lcat!On.
ST. JAMES HOTEL,
Comer Twenty-third street and Fourth arenne.
J. T. RYAN, Proprietor.
This house has Jnit been refitted thrcnghent and Is now In A "So. 1 condition. It Is a first-class
$1 00 ixt rt t hone nrt a desirtihV family hotel.
Manufacturer of all kinds of
MOOT"- AND SHOES
Gents' Kioe Shoes arpfciair?. Repalrlrg done neatly and promptly.
A share of yr.r patron ace respectfnllr solicited.
1618 Second Avenue. Rok Island. 111.
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER,
Shop corner Twenty-second street and Kinth aTenue. Residence 8936
i Thirteenth avenue.
fc-f is prepared to make estimates and do all kinds of Carpenter work. GiTs'him a trial.
ROCK ISLAXD ILL.
Rock Island, 111.
and Second Aveuh,
T. H. ELLIS, Rock Island. 111.
1056. Cor. Fourteenth St- and Second Ave
rdwirhe Fnmlhe-i oti Short Noti?
FOCK ISLAND, ILU