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THE ARGUS. SATUBDAY. OCTOBE K 17, 1891.
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t- nrtc new JtnatT. i imiocj, iu sax. Melville's I .
It facile ewl" .
(" --t as bef ore n is e
'a011 f swtcn Island sound.
Ufr'"0'-"' n. o.v. "inning lira.
P- .K Ik"
1 f, but a dozen jumps, you'd
. tmvers of Brook lyn bridge, so
nl' i I ib.iv enlicjitenimr all.
Kri- -the srtn'a ,vbicU spread
, 'i out of tunc, a snatch of
'...l,,.lv :i- lie at perched on
MM ' .. . h i.;iaki-jcnn turned
r!it back of 1ih
: hair !
' . tilPIIS
tliin l:'jM iu their
tei,rv!irs. all ilulll up, sat
"r From uu.li.-r a plentiful crop of
m!e HI. "i-ie ejcs ejes
ry twinkle in wit-iii 111 wjiim
'" Vnt" Moa nn"t !i park, and as yet
V-:mn!Wy was a j.x-kry and made his
" "tie race track. He had been a
"Tvfwn tbe time he was old enough
ami now he was eighteen
,3 .j (jrtisetl jockey. iom rerrars
' .' In. once, and Ferrars was the
raaupon the track when he rode;
r-uif jockeys and stable boys and
-111(1 ami one luunrm awui cuts
"t,llN ., 'Tl.... I nllA.4
Vmpsev, in ler own expressive
".''f'vrr since his father died and Tom
.o to saving money, mis is very
u livs aiiout ine race irui-a., sua
' . . 1 . 1 1
-0:n nudileniy cea-seu ieniii mm
-bis friends to cigarettes and other
"j::p.Uions in which he had pre
tiiey regarded him with
; j not with absolute dislike,
j Ins unpopularity ever troubled
ft, lie never allowed himself to
i Alwavs cheerful and good
ninonir the boys, and willing and
to his sujienors, be soon won
self ireptif.it ion as a conscientious
.Mine ligutweigni jocsey. uoa-
;i. in.- wrvices were often in demand.
a or twice a week Skimpsey made
tit to tue city and laid in the lap of
iiier, who lived iu the humblest of
1 the poor part of the city, a very
a.iie sum of money. It was bard
s to resist the many temptations at
x'i, to lar the jokes and taunts of
:-r boys but when at lust he would
the niuuey in his mother's hand he
!rel fully recompensed.
!pspv's mother was a seamstress.
is be- wan face and bent form at-
iadatriouly strove to do her part
i.:npM;r in the brave struggle. Of
x-V. father, perhaps the least said
t;er. He had beeu a trainer of race
a:.u fiauliy attained an official posi-
a :!. nice track. Ding suddenly, it
'. td that he had robbed the club
erl.n(. and it was to make up this
acr, to restore honor to his dead
s name and to his own, that Skimp
.:h his mother's assistance, was
so industriously. The sum at
atii, to these two poor people.
xouj, but the earninirs of a crood
surprisingly large, and now, the
n: a.aiost completed, the money lay
Uick on Broadway.
L'iso't was that Skimpsey whistled
rilfas he sat all by himself on the
ifciia. He thought of his mother,
i;iail she would be when the debt
.i Sfie need not work any longer,
for he could earn money
Jfc support them both easily. He
L Sid her a pluasanter home than
siserable flat, and he would buy her
velvet coat, like Mrs. Hinton, the
-c'swife, wore. Then when he could
'sonie mouey he would buy him-
n"rBit 01 clothes, and, joy of joys!
re watch chain with a bin silver
rcging from it, and perhaps some
1 1 -i: beaver hat. lik Don Mr-naxio'.
1- ail tiiese bright visions chasing
otter through his brain.it is not snr-
V tnat Skimpsey did not hear the
i iU for the first race. He did not
1w! the truintiet pallinir t.ha hnnu
later the roar of the vast crowd as
cfl went np, "They're off! They're
ouuueuiy ne tieara a voice say
jere he h,:" and Skimpsey jumped
' Irom the fence as two men ap-
rrur-,' said Mr TTintrt, tv.a
1. .ilL'lVi.lM. IU ianri mi W.Aa
irii'.n in tl. t,a;,i 1. n
'lit! rL'-M pri'.H lrir.L.n t-
" .fe. -''T he had never ridden in
1n 'irpfnant race.
wl.ai's the iriiittr TVir
-jjey tried to say something, but
"t Oyfflailv. nml l.U
in his deliu'ht.
' to ride, and tXO if you win."
.:E"m: ai,d Skimpsey's mind revert-
"Mffinri y in the Kiivinre Kb
r-.. "er, "you're to ride to win.
and stay near the front till the
'"".audthen li I... 11
'or.i. u" lur BUC
till tin.A CI. ! .. .
R5 "t onjmpsey," aaaea
L n. 0 reputation lor your-
k aare'SvWe11 in il " ninety-eight
L .li?.4 ouht to win. There are no
n,n,we'r u free; that'8 how Tu
KlLeS,?sidc' to fifty dol-
FtV h- w 1lhhP two hundred
it ti,. c 'J68 Ialr'y danced for
tde Prospect. How hi.
rrLb:? ifJt. could only put the
at. ,n7 lulra on tne pro-
F u. i " luere waa still another
or"n !,lr it. Skimpaey
hlavnn .k ere or tour stable
h topic, nf ,!. Brass discusing thevari-
"Bi enm W tnemselves.
"'"".Skiml6 SkiK1Psey!" cried one.
" ir0.'',111'1 ridin -y-1
'Hiru'n ? Sef' ttnswered Skimp-know,-'35"8
&he'8 Ct- nud 1 eDs
'"It's w.m ..
r; fi..- V. one of th. Kr.
ttiwa,. !':pr!1 to watch the race
Maid M.. . . .
U"J. whs li. 1 j " supero cnesi-
been de-rlded, Skimpsey, in Mr. Melvuie'e
coiors, vitn liis aaame on his arm. made
his way to, vho weighing room to be
Aa he was leaving the place be felt a
hand lai 1 upon his arm, and looking up he
recognized Cjjpps, tho bookmaker.
"Hello, Skimpsey!". said that worthy
pleasant y, "1 see you're goin to ride Maid
"Well, Skimpsey, keep dark on this.
Ion like money, and you'll make some by
winning: but mind this, Skimpsey, it'll
hit me h ird if you do. You'll make a cool
thousand if you lose, understand?"
Yes, Skimpsey understood. He knew
too mut a about the race track and its
darker n ethods not to do so; but before he
could find a voice in which to reply, the
bookmal er had gone and the trumpet had
Buuuueu to can tne norses to the post.
Hinton, the trainer, gave Skimpsey a leg
up, and taking Lady Marian by the head
led her out to the track. "Remember,
Skimpsey," he said, "let her out early and
ride to win."
Skimpsey knotted the reins and sat as
proudly in the saddle as any knight enter
ing the 1 sts. His freckled face was glow
ing as r d as his hair, and his blue eyes
shone w th excitement. Then for an in
stant he remembered the words of the
bookmaker. A thousand dollars! More
than enough to make the coveted five thou
sand! Hj need not pull the mare, only
keep her from shooting her bolt at the
right mo nent. It would be set down to a
misconception of his orders, and that
would b the end of it. Only for a mo
ment, however, was he tempted, and then
he scorm-d the idea. Putting the Maid
Marian into a canter, that sinuous, grace
ful lope peculiar to thoroughbreds, he soon
ranged with the other horses at the start
After several unsuccessful attempts to
get the horses off, the flag fell to a beauti
ful start. Maid Marian running easily at
third place. Down past the grand stand
they came, the favorite, a big bay, still
leading and Maid Marian third as before.
At the third post the Maid had moved up
to second place, and it was almost time for
her to make her coup. Skimpsey knew
this, but for an instant again Cripps' thou
sand dollars came into his mind. For a
few secotds, that seemed hours to poor
Skimpsey, the temptation struggled with
his better nature. In that brief period he
thought of his mother, the green coat, the
silver cha n and the beaver hat, and then
suddenly, when he had fought down the
temptation, he found it was too late to
send the Maid ahead according to orders.
For the favorite and another horse were
already tvo lengths ahead and contesting
almost nock and neck for the victory.
Then Skirnpsey's conscience smote him
with awful force, and he settled down into
the saddle to ride to ride as he never rode
before, as never jockey rode before. He
felt that all his honor, the honor of his
name, which, hnmble as it was, he had
worked so hard to recover, was at stake.
And so ttat little ninety pound hero, who
had conquered his temptation, rode to wiu
the Seaside stakes of l&K Hoping against
hope he pushed his noble mount on; slow
ly, oh, so very slowly! he crept up to the
leaders. They had passed the last furlong
post and were Bearing the winning point,
and the Maid had only managed to get her
nose abreast of the favorite's saddle girth.
One more supreme effort of the noble brute.
One more endeavor and an un uttered
prayer fron the lucky little rider, and they
bad passe 1 the judge's stand with Maid
Marian ahead by the barest of noses.
A mighty shout went np from the multi
tude, which died, however, instantly. For
Maid Marian had fallen a few strides from
the post. There was a cloud of dust as
the other 1 orses passed, and when it arose
Maid Marian had struggled to her feet and
galloped off, but Skimpsey Skimpsey with
his little h tnd tightly clutching his whip,
and his fiice as white as death, lay still
and quiet en the dusty track. He had rid
den his las: race!
They took him up and bore him to his
cot in the boys' quarters. His heart was
till beating, and presently he opened his
blue eyes and looked up at the doctor who
was looking after him.
"I won, didn't If" he said feebly.
"Yea, yet., my boy! but" and the doctor
hesitated, dreading to tell him the truth.
"Ob, I 1 now," said Skimpsey weakly,
"it's inside of me; I'm dyin," then he
fainted away for a minute from pain.
Opening his eyes again, he breathed the
"Tell Mr. Hinton to send the money to
mother, to say I was sorry I couldn't make
(5,000, how sorry I am to leave her. And
tell them," his voice sinking into a whis
per, "I didn't pull the mare; I came near
it, but I wt n."
A ghost c f a smile played about his lips
as he whist ered the words. Then the pain
again caustd him to faint away.
"Now, i!Aid," he whispered hoarsely,
when he came to again, "Now, Maid, now!
From acriss the track where the grand
stand stood came the sound of a distant
roar. The last race was over, and the peo
ple hurried away from the track in the
trains, in ci Triages and on foot, all bound
for home. Standing about a humble cot
in the rude wooden quarters fetood half a
dozen men with heads uncovered, rough
fellows mott of them, but subdued in the
awful presence of death. For Skimpsey,
too, had left the track and gone Home.
Alfred S tod dart in Romance.
Colonel Inireraoll'a Greatest Compliment.
The writer once asked Colonel Ingersoll
what was the greatest compliment be ever
received. I le thought a moment and said:
"I will tell you. I was strolling about the
lobby of the Grand Pacific hotel in Chicago
one evening after supper, smoking a cigar
and waiting for some friends with whom I
was going out to spend the evening. I
saw a vacant chair and sat down in it.
Presently I was accosted by a man sitting
near who w i trying to smoke. I noticed
that he wa crying. He said, 'Stranger,
did you ever read thatl" pointing to a post
er six feet long and three and one-half
wide hanging against the wall of the
Grand Pacillc office, giving the 'dream' or
Viuon' portion of my speech at Che sol
diers' reunion at Indianapolis only a short
time before. , ,
44 'Yes,' I replied, 'I have read it'
The fellow sobbed away for a few mo
ments longer and continued:
" -Stranger, do you know what I think?'
" 'No; whut do you think?'
"'Well, sir, I have a copy of that bill
hanging In my store at Tuscola, Ills., and
I watch every man that comes in read it,
and I tell you any man that can read that
through and not cry is blankety, blank,
blank, and I would not trnst him any
further than I could throw a male bovine
by the tail. 1 tell you bis heart is not in
the right pluce.'
"Now," said Colonel Ingersoll, if that
man did not know who I was, and I have
no idea that he did. that is the greatest
compliment I ever had paid me." Indian-
tat ttorsea, Cattle, Sieep, Dogs, Soci
500 Page Book 01 Treatment of Animals
and Chart eeat Free.
A. A. Spinal Heninsitt,Millt Fever.
Mrmlna, l.lmrirp, Rkemaiuoa.
i?-'.' "" Cnta, Worm.
;. lHiscarrlace, Hemorrhages.
nnary n4 Kidney Diaeases.
J.K. Diseases of Ingestion, paralysis.
Single Bottle (over 50 doseak . . .60
citable Cnse, with Specific, Manual.
i eterinary Cure Oil and MedlcauirT 87.00
Jar Veterinary CnreUil, . . i.0
Sold by Drareiats; or Sent Prepaid anywhere
and in any quantity on Hecoipt o p?i
HUMPHREYS' MEDICINE CO., .
Corner William and John Sta., Hew York.
m w yrara. i na onry KnceeaKfnl remedy tor
N9ffoust.CebiIity, Vital Weakness,
and Proniration, from overwork or other cansps!
i. V!?TJ. '" Bd '"TO vial powder, for i
bou by TinconivTS, nreent postpaid onreoeSS
of price. HUMPHREYS' MEDICINE CO.,
Oor. Wiliiam and John Sta, H. Y.
i-.- I. if iBes-'M'Mi ,,jKS
1, i: aa .
C. 0. 13.
221 and 23
AL Laundry Work done on short notice.
A specialty of Dress bkirts.
Prices as Low as the Lowest.
No. 1724 THIRD AVE,
A. M. & L. J. PARKER,
9 Piret-clase work atfl special attention to
KING VS UP,-
Telephone No. 1214
For sale by all first-class Grocery dealers.
A pamp'ilet of Information and ab-v.
lX Obtain Patents, CaTOata, Trade,
aAMarka, Copyrights, ant r&
. aaanal pnwaiaj L V V
W. C. MAUCKER.
Having purchased the
Property which he hat bad refitted for the to
tal business, is bow prepared to accom
modate transient go eats.
Dav and Regular Boarding
at very reasonable prices.
He is also engaged la the ' '
at the same place with a choice lot of Groceries,
farm produce a specialty.
TRAINS. tLsavs. tABBJTa.
Council Klaus & Minneao-1 TT 7733;
U Day Express f :5ain, 1 :00 am
Kansaa Mty Day Express. . . 5 :60 am 1 1 :1 pm
Wafhington Kxpreea Sragpm 14.1)6 pm
Council Blufla 4 Mumeeo- I v
UKxpreea f 7:60pm nflB am
Cooncil BlnSa A Denver 1 . . .
Limited Vestibule Ex.. f i bt un 8:Sam
Kanaaii aty Limited M'Hpm 4:M am
Atlantic Accommodation.... 8-30 am :15 pm
tUoingwest. tGoipgeant. 'Daily.
BUnLINGTON BoU'JE-O, B. A Q. RAIL-
wayrepot First avenue and Sixteenth St.,
M. J. onr.g, agent.
TRAINS. t-auva maiva
6U Lvnit Express jo:45air. B am
ST s"U.lt I""e 7:35 pm 7:18 pm
St. Paul Express 6 :45 pm 7 :86 am
Heardstown Passengor 8:55 nm 10: SIS am
VVayFreUht(Monmonth)... 9:25 an. t:Mipm
Way Freight (bterlint:)..... 13:35 pm 10:10 am
flerliER Passenger 7 :20 am 0 :48 pm
lnhnpne 10:38 am 9:(ij pm
CU1CAOO. MILWAUKEE ST. PAUL KAIL
way Racine Jt Southwestern Division De
)Kt Twentieth bi reel, between First and Second
avenne. E. D. W. Holmes, agent.
TRAINS. i.ATi. Arriv.
Mail aua txpreeo 6:4511 .9;00pui
St. Pan! Expr es 8:15 ns 11:25 am
.i. A Accommodation :0(pc. 10:la am
v' Ac-ptt modation 7:85gr :l(ipr!
ROCK ISLAND A PKOKIA RAILWAY DS
pot First avenue and Twentieth street. F.
a. Rockwell, Agent.
T1141?: Leave. Abmyb.
Fast Mall Express 8:10 am 7:80 pm
Express 2:40 pm' 180 pm
Cable Accommodation.. B;ioami 8:00 pm
" " 4:00pm! 85 am
Tut iratkij:rs' cut.
QB3CAQO, ROCK ISLAND A PAUFIC KAIL-
j aifv. wiurr r in a avenne ana nirtv
rt street. Frank H. Plnmmer. agent.
HOST DIRECT ROUTB TO THK
East, South and Southeast.
Lv. Rock Island..
Camr ridge ....
9 :44 am
1 :15 pm
S :45 i tn
4 -00 pm!
x :su pm
3 57 pm
4 :35 nm
4 :5 pm
o :a5 pm
A -All m
7 :HS am
Lv. Peoria I10:15aml 4:10nm
Ar. Rock Island l:a0pm! 7:80pm
Accommodation trains leave Rock is and at
o:00a. m. and 0.45 p.m: arrive at Peoria 8:45 D.
m. and 8:80 a. m. leave Peojia :t0 a. m. and
7 :15 p. m ; arrive Rock Uland 4 :00 p. m. and 2:05
All trains run dally exrent Snndav. -
All passe ger trains arrive and depart Union
Free Cbaircaron Fast Express tetveen Rock
Is'ond and Peoria, both direc ions.
Through tickets to all points; baggage Checked
uirougn to aesiicauon.
Lv. Rock Island. 9.10 am 4.00 pm
Arr. Reynolds... i 10 20 am 5.06 pm
" Cable 11.00 am 5.40 pm
Lv. Cable 6.20 am is..' Opm
Ar. Reynolds 7.00 ami 1.45 pm
" Bock Island 7.55 ami a. 00 pa
H. B. 8UDLOW, R. BTOCKBOUSST
Superintendent. Gen'l Tkt. Atent.
UNACQUAINTED WITH THE GEOGRAPHY OF THIS COUNTRY WIU. OBTAIN
MUCH VAtUABLE INFORMATION FROM A STUDY OF THIS HAP OF THE
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Peoria. La Salle, Moline, Rock Island, in ILLINOIS;
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Cameron, St Joseph and Kansaa City, in MISSOURI ;
Omaha, Lincoln, Fairbury and Kelson, in NEBRASKA ;
Atchison, Leavenworth, Horton, Topeka, Hutchinson.
Wichita, Belleville. Abilene, Dodge City, Caldwell, in
KANSAS ; Kingfisher, 1 Bano and kllnco, in INDIAN
TERRITORY; Denver, Colorado Springs and Pueblo,
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and grazing lands, affording the beat facilities of inter,
communication to all towns and cities east and west,
northwest and southwest of Chicago and to Pacillc and
VESTIBULE EXPRESS TRAINS
Leading all competitors In splendor of atralptnant,
between CHICAGO and DES MOISTS. COUNCIL
BLUFFS and OMAHA, and between CHICAGO and
DENVER, COLORADO SPRINGS and PUEBLO, via
KANSAS CITY and TOPEKA and via ST. JOSEPH.
First-Claas Day Coaches, FREE RECLINING CHAIR
CARS, and Palace Sleepers, with Dining Car Berries.
Close connections at Danvar and Colorado Springs with
diverging railway lines, now forming th new and
TRAITS-ROCKY ItOUNTAHf ROUTE
Over which superbly-equipped trains run daily
THROUGH WITHOUT CHANGE to and from Salt
Lake City, Ogdso and Ban F-anclsco. THE ROCK
ISLAND is also the Direct ana Favorite Line to and
from Man item. Pike's Peak and all other sanitary and
scenic resorts and cities and mining districts in Colorado,
DAILY FAST EXPRESS THAWS
From 8t Joseph and Kansas city to and from all im
portant towns, cities and sections in Southern Nebraska,
Kansas and the Indian Territory. Also via ALBERT
LEA ROUTE from Kansas City and Chicago to Water
town, Sioux Falls, MINNEAPOLIS and 8T. PAUL,
connactlong for all points north and northwest between
the lakes and the Pacific Coast.
For Tickets, Maps, Folders, or desired information
apply to any Coupon Ticket Office in the United States
or Canada, or address
E. ST. JOHN, JOHN 8EBASTIAN,
GenlManafer. Genl Tkt. A Pass. Aft,
CEICiL O. L.
wen sMistiea m
at a A I
Isilje Best LaundrySoap irjtlje Wbrfd ": -
&nd I use ih in vll my WksJiu. tvnd clerjini
N.K.rAlRBANK&C0. ChlCbStb UCERS KEEP IT.
Successor to Adam son & Enick,
Hock Island, 111.
Shop Nineteenth St., bet. First and Second Avenue,
General Jobbing and Repairing promptly dons.
jgp""8econd Hand Machinery bought, sold and repaired.
H. SIEMON & SON,
toves and y inware,
Barter Banner Cooking and Heating Stores and the Geneaeo Cooking Store.
Tin, Copper and Shset Iron Work.
1P08 SECOND AVE., ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
J". nvr. CHRISTY,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
.UBTOAcrrais or cxaoxkij Ajt mucvat.
Ask roar Grocer for them. They arc beet.
g-Bpeulaltlaet The Christy "OYiTM" Bad the Carhrty "XfAYiR."
BOCK ISLA3TD, HX.
SEIVERS fc aANDERSON,
Contractors and. Bnilolero,
JLU ZXHSB OF OAXPKmB WOBX son.
tMot aad Shop 1413 Tooth Ararat, ROCI TKT. A Ten tt.t.
" ' m
Fall and Winter Stock
OF GOODS BECEIVED BY
HOPPE: The Tailor.
CalI and Examine.
fpen for the Season,
(molete avintje) jQe Hubert Garden,
A magniflcent place for picnics, parties, etc
CONTRACTOR .AND BUILDER,
Shop corner Twenty-second street and Ninth avenue. Besldene 8985
- . Thirteenth avenue.
Bni prepared to make estimates and do all kinds of earpenter work. Give bin a trial.
. Proprietor of the Brady Street . '
A11 klnda of Cut Flowers eonstantl yon kaod. ; .
Green Eoue ' ' ' - Flower Store
One block north of Central Park, the largest to la. ' SO Brady Street, DavenporMowa.
C. J. W. SCHBEINEB.
Contractor and. Bnilder,
1121 end lia Fourth avenne. Residence lilt Fourth avenue.
Plans and specifications fnrrisbed on all claaaes of work ; slsn speift of WDler's Patent IneMa
eliding Blinds, something new, stylish and desirable.
rocs: islasd. ill
GE0BGE SCHJITB, Proprietor.
1601 Second Arecae, Corner ot Sixteenth Btree . Opposite Harper's TheaVr.
The choicest Wines, Liquors, Beer and Ciears always on Han.
Free Lunch Xverj Day . . . Sandwiches Furnished oa gbo: t KotlM