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THE A KG US, WEDNESDAY, F Eli LIU Alt t 24, 1892.
FablUbed DaBy and Weekly at 1621 Second
Arena, Bosk Ialaad, III.
J. W. Potter! - publisher.
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Hock Island county.
Wnduksday. Fsbrtjabt 24, 1892
Cholly Knickerbocker eaya, in the
New York Recorder, our society litera
tmre has now reached the dignity of a vo
cabulary of iu own, which our social
writers would be well to bear in mind:
Mrs. Ogden Hills gives "stately
Mrs. William K. Yanderbuilt, a most
simple-mannered and p'ous old lady,
Hives "grand and sumptuous functions."
"It's dollars to doughnuts the old ladv
doesn't know what a "function" is.
The Bradley Martins are ''pioneers of
large-hearted, sumptuous hospitality."
Mrs. Astor's entertainments are "per
Taded by a flavor of Pinard and Delmon
ico," a very good flavor, too, for most of
us; and at Cornelius Vanderbili's "wines
are poured and dainties are presented
which would tempt the appetite of the
most carping critic."
Really, the sooner Lent comes, with
its decent speech and sober rt flection,
the more respectable will our swells ap
pear and the more readable our papers
Nrmator I'aimer's fill.
The Burlington Gazette commends Sen
ator Palmer's bill and speech before the
senate in behalf of the election of U. 8.
senators by popular vote, and says:
Senator Palmer, of Illinois, has made a
very able argument in favor of bis amend
ment to the constitution, requiring the
senators to be elected by popular vote,
lie gave a very full history of the facts
which conspired to induce the framers of
the constitution to give the selection of
senators to the legislatures of the states.
It was their distrust of the people in the
management of public affairs. It was to
hold a check upon the popular branch of
But he showed plainly that experience
has worked wonders in disabusing the
public micd of this error. It had shown
that Jtfftrson had the popular side of the
question as against Hamilton and his
federalist followers. It was a comprom
ise between popular government and that
patterned after the English system.
He demonstrated that the progress had
been gradual, but very satisfactory, to
ward the popular manner of choosing
public officials. The appointing of judges
had given way to their selection direct by
the people. He referred to the celebrated
contest between Douglas and Lincoln in
1858 as to which should represent Illinois
in the United States senate- He held his
present seat by appealing direct to the
people, and the legislature confirmed the
choice. The compulsion for the legisla
ture to act in the premises should be re
moved and the people issue the flat with
out any interference. Illinois had taken
the initiatory steps in this reform, and he
appealed to congress to atk the legisla
tures of three-fourths of the states to
change the constitution in this matter.
We believe this is a wholesome reform
and ought to have the sanction of con
gress. It is in the line of the progress
toward liberalizing our form of govern,
ment, that has been going on irom the
time the first 10 amendments were made
to the constitution, in the first congress
of the nation, to the present time". It
ought to be kept up until the president
and vice president are elected by a direct
vote of the people. Then pivotal states
will not monopolize all the presidential
candidates. Let the good work g on.
The Hodern Sfwupaper.
Kew York Sun.
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"By Gcovijc'. if thul's Mary," he muttered.
The Dad led through a stretch of
woods, .;rossed a shallow creek and
gradually ascended to the summit of the
long, lcrv hill where it branched, one
fork leading back into the country,
where it merged into the broad country
road and the other diverging to the left
and folio wins the crest of the elevation
to the old Beverley homestead. Into this
Anthony tnmed, following it even in the
dusk with the assured step of a man to
whom this way is familiar. After a little
he peered about him for a small gate
which he remembered used formerly to
admit i edestriaus to the orchard
through v-hich a path gave a short cut
to the ho ise. It was still there, and as
he raised the latch with one hand he
lifted the whole gate slightly with the
other; it l ad always sagged a little and
been hard to open: it sagged still.
The orchard was on ground a trifle
higher tlun the house, which stood on a
small plat ?au in the side of the hill. In
front, ne.vt the river, the hill sloped,
giving to the yard on that side a deep
undulation, while at the back it was al
most level until it gained the trifling rise
of the on hard ground. The old trees
in straggling, unkempt rows came down
to the yard fence, and to a person stand
ing under them the slight elevation gave
B good vie .v of the premises.
The fog, dense in the low grounds,
was scarcvly perceptible here, and the
moon had risen. With the coming on
Df night it had grown colder. The air
was sharp, and by morning there would
te frost. From his station under one of
the leafless trees Anthony could see very
well in ti e moonlight. The house, an
ample old brick structnre, stood in a
grove of otks and locusts, and the moon '
:ast the interlacing shadows of their
bare branc les in fantastic tracery over
the time stained walls. At the south-;
Brn end a thick mantle of English ivy'
:oncealed the old imported bricks.
On one si le of the big back yard were
the offices, the carriage house, stables,
smokehouses, houses of the indoor do
mestics and other necessary outbuild
ings. On the other side was the old
fashioned g arden; from where he stood
Anthony could see the tall, quaint box
trees and the long, formal borders. How
familiar it ill looked in the moonlight'.
In that ol(3 garden he remembered he
had once killed a rattlesnake five feet
long with thirteen rattles. He had
carried it to the back porch, dangling
across the stick with which he had slain
it, to show it to little Mary Beverley.
All the family had come out to see it
and wonder over its size and rejoice in
its death, a-id old Mr. Beverley had cnt
off the rattles with his penknife, and
saying that the boy must have a dime
for every rattle and two for the button,
had dropped three bright half dollars in
his hand, and Mrs. Beverley had smiled
on him and called him a "brave boy,"
and little Mary had danced about, full
of exciteme it and pleasure in his prow
ess, but dar ?d on no account come very
her, although its head had been crushed. !
Anthony laughed a little when he
thought of his pleasure in that first
money he had ever owned, and of his
pride in his avn achievement. He had
done far bigger things than kill a rattle
snake since, and for every cent of the
sum that had looked so large then he
could now have laid down many thou
sands. Time had brought changes to
him, if not o his old surroundings, but
it had never brought anything that
seemed as good as little Mary's praise
and those hrst three half dollars.
"1 wonder if she's living still,'" he
muttered, "or whether she's married
and gone avvay. 1 came near asking
that lawyer fellow this morning, but
he's new to the place, and somehow 1
didn't like to. I've always been a fool
about that child: it's the only soft spot
in me. Lord! if she should be dead!
I'd rather thit, though, than tiie other
thing a damned sight rather."
From the window of the room which
he remembeied was the parlor streamed
a broad glare of light, making on the
ground beneath a facsimile of the case
ment, the divisions between the panes
checking off the light into squares with
slender cross1 jars of shadow. Hampered
by no nice discriminations, Anthony
opened the gate and crossed the yard to
the lighted window, ke'.-ping in the
shadow as mi , ch as possible and treading
as softly as a savage. No fear of dogs
disturbed hie mind, siuco if there had
been any they must have discovered him
ere this. Tho house was low, the win
dowsills of the first floor scarcely the
height of a mjm's breast from the ground.
The curtains af thin lace obscured with
out concealin f the interior, and through
their parting Anthony could obtain a
satisfactory iew without pressing bis
face against the class.
The room, cheerful with the light of
the shaded lamp and the glowing wood
fire, had a quaint picturesque charm
which appealed even to the unimagina
tive nature of the man outside. It was
different from any room to which he had
ever been accustomed as far removed
from the gorgeous pomp of his lat'- t
perience as it was from the n. sim
plicity of his boyhood and es ly man
hood. It was a room that had grown
old in the keeping of one race; it waf
tender, harmonious, full of associations.
The lofty ceiling, the tall mantel, under
whose narrow shelf a man of ordinary
stature could stand upright, the wain
scoted walls and the old fashioned fur
niture, all told the story of contentment
and conservatism, of respect for associ
ations and obedience to traditions."
Even the active man of the present
felt the subtile charm of the past, as he
gazed into the old room and let his eyes
wander from the antlers above the door
to the family portraits on the walls.
The light touched the faded gilding of
their frames and made a faint golden
glimmer here and there against the dark
ness of the wainscot. He knew them
all, those pictured men and women the
founder of the Virginia branch of the
family, in a curly wig and lace ruffles,
the statesmen, soldiers, men and women
of repute who were little Mary's grandfa
thers aud grandmothers and greatuncles
When he was an unkempt lad in
homespun and used to steal over from
the overseer's house across the ravine to
play with the dainty little daughter of
the Beverleys, shfi used to tell him
stories about them, for she was an ear
nest child, older than her years. He
had forgotten all the stories aud had
never cared much about them, but he
had never forgotten the narrator.
There were changes in the room which
his eye was quick to note slight changes
such as grow into most rooms with the
passing of the years. A soft red cover
with au arabesque border covered the
old piano on which Miss Cornelia Bev
erley, the elderly young lady of the house,
used formerly to practice scales and
tinkling, threadbare old tunes Miss Cor
nelia, whom his boyish sonl had ab
horred because she treated him exactly
as she did the little negroes, with im
periousness and condescension, and if
differences arose preferred even them
before him. Ho wondered what had be
come of her, and whether she was dead,
and rather hoped that she was.
Against the wall, in the recess by the
fireplace, underneath the portrait of the
Revolutionary soldier, rive modern
sabers were fastened into a sort of star,
between the points of which hung five
worn gray caps. Anthony ticketed
them off Mr. Beverley and his four
sons. Hector, Boiling. Archer and Ran
dolph. There had been ten years at
least between little Mary and her young
est brother, he remembered. Within
the first few years of his absence had
come the civil war, and he knew that
Mr. Beverley and three of his sons bad
laid down their lives for Virginia. He
knew also that, since the ending of the
strife. Hector Beverley had married and
died, leaving behind him some children
and a widow.
The center of the picture of which the
old room formed the background was a
woman sitting bj- the hearth rug read -ing.
Anthony had been conscious of her
presence from the first, although an awk
ward shyness had pfevented him from
looking squarely at her, and sent his eyes
roving alxnit the familiar objects of her
surronndings. His bold, assertive nature
chafed 'inder the unaccustomed re
straint, and he shook himself and
squared his strong shoulders as though
ridding hin self of a visible oppression.
If this was little Mary and he hoped it
was he would take a long hxdc at her,
and discover into what manner of wom
an she had developed.
The lad- was sitting by a small table,
with her profile toward the window,
but partially concealed by the shadow
of her wrist, for her head rested on her
hand and her elbow was on the table.
Her figure was full and womanly, her
dress plain aiid well fitting, and her gen
eral appearance indicated height. Her
book lay upon the table within the circle
of the lamplight, and she bent over it in
an attitude of deep absorption. There
was something grand and gracious
about her that impressed itself on An
thony and made the wish in his heart
"By George! if that's Mary," he mut
tered, pressing his face to the glass,
"she'd stand to a fellow as steady and
true as she used to do in the old days
when every damned nigger in the yard
used to laugh at her for playing with the
overseer's brat, and Miss Cornelia used
to twit her with her taste for low com
pany. Mary didn't care a continental
for any of 'em. She was stout of heart
and straight of grain for a little kid.
Irod bless her!'
Now that he was here, he was fain to
admit to himself that this was what he
had come for; that as all the romance
and beauty of his bare, prosaic boy
hood had been gathered around Mary
BoVerley the child, so, when a scarcely
understood yet keenly felt yearning after
romance and beauty cropped up amid
the sterility of his bare, prosaic man
hood, that strange conservatism, that
mysterious clinging to things of associ
ation which is inherent in Virginians of
all grades had brought him back to the
vicinity of Mary Beverley the woman,
to seek its fruition.
And yet, so complex are human moods,
so subject to the ebb and flow of im
pulse, passion or presentiment, when Ned
Anthony turned away at last from the
window "and retraced his steps across
the yard his face was clouded and his
eyes dark and moody under their heavy
lids. His gloom deepened as he let the
orchard gate slam shut behind him, and
as he walked away beneath the old moss
covered apple trees it culminated and
found expression in one short sentence.
"You fool!" he muttered, apostrophiz
ing himself, "you blamed, infernal fool!
What did you come back for? What do
you suppose you're going, to make by it?
Why couldn't you rest satisfied out yon
der and agree to let the old days go?"'
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