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THE AmUS, MONDAYS MAY 20, 1893.
Published Daily and Weekly at 1624 Second
ATenne, Hock Island, 111.
J. W. Potter,
U N I QjBL
Tbb Daily 6lc per mown; WeeKly .U0
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tive character, political or religions, must have
real name attached for publication. No ench
articles will be printed over ncttttons signatures.
Anoymons commnnications not noticed.
Correspondence solicited from every township
n Hick, island county.
Moxiay, May 29. 1893.
Notice to I liiim iits.
Suhtcribert to 'he DA I Li A KG US, who are in
crreart to the extent of a ymr ortnore ere hereby
notified that vr.lff payment i mailt otjore .nine
J . thut thtfr p'ljxr trill i f ii, ontiriuetl . A'l tch
titcouut triil be phul in the harl of c. justice
Of the pKUl for eoltertion.
Mayor Wai.kuiock. of St. Louis
has been suetl for .VUM; ilamap's
hy ex-IIi-aUh lnsiu'itor lJiviinan be
cause the former removoil the latter
from oflioe. lSreiuian hal two years
vet to servo.
The congressional apportionment
hill passe.l ly the house at Sprin
tiled last week ami which places Kock
Islaml county in the Tenth congres
sional district, includes the counties
of Whiteside. Mercer. Henry. Knox
anl Stark. The diMriot as so com
posed -rave Harrison an nirjrrojjate
plurality of 7.21. the total vote le
irX 22. sit', for Harrison. l.".:"."5 for
Cleveland. l.Tf, t for Ridwell and
1,310 for Weaver. The total popula
tion of the counties is l.'i.l.Sss, the
average mini her reijuirecl Wir.p- 17:,-9-V.
Mc Donoi till Dkmochat: Th ap
pointment of Theodore Huston to a
consulate, and as important a one as
that of Paso del Norte, will he hailed
with pleasure hy his many friends in
this county, where Mr. Huston has
boon raised, and always made his
homo. Ho has always bi-on a demo
crat, anil his aid and puro has al
ways hern at the disposal of the
party, llis appointment is but an
other proof that Urn T. Cable lias
power at Washington, although there
are people who r-i-em to think other
wise. The dailies say that it was
directly attributable to the elTorts of
Mr. Cable that Mr. Huston p.t the
Hon. J. V. Fai; ki.i.. of Chicago,
takes a sensible and reasonable view
of the question of Sunday opening of
the World's Fair. He holds the open
ing of the tratcs riht from a busi
ness point of view, that the questiorv
is entirely one of conscience, and
that those in favor of closing should
not pass judgment on the rest.
am not of opinion." says he. that
those who believe that the fair should
bo closed on Sunday under all cir
cumstances should stay away on
other days if the fair is open Sun
days. I could visit the fair with a
lK-rfeetly clear conscience whether it
is open Snndays or not. Under cer
tain circumstances I could visit it
Sundays with a perfectly clear con
science. I5ut many others could not
do so and, as I have said, this is a
matter which every man must decide
for himself, and our judgment in the
matter is to bo confined to our ow n
ON EVERY SOLDIER'S GRAVE.
New anil ('limp Telephone.
A telephone has lately been on ex
hibition in New York that, it is
claimed, does not in any way infringe
upon the liell patents, and which i
to be sold outright. Several tests
were made, with satisfactory result-,
on what is intended for a lon-dis-tance
circuit. The inventors and
nromoters claim validity for tiieir
patents on the ground that no car
bon is used for vibratory purposes,
and a general simplicity of construc
tion that will admit of a line five
miles in length to be constructed at
a cost f.-r materials, batteries, trans
mitters and receivers of only $02.1''.
This includes the purchase of all
rights from the owners of all the
The experimental line extendi
from Park place through to P.arclay
street and is operated by four ordi
nary glass batteries that cost GO cents
each. The wire is broken just over
the transmitter, and twisted around
the outside arm of an ordinary tin
lantern. Another wire connects the
ball of the lantern to the bottom of
the second lantern, and from the ball
of this a wire runs through the
chandeliers and over iron brackets
to the receiver at the other end of
the building. Notwithstanding the
break in the current, ordinary con
versation could be heard distinctly,
and when a connection was made
with the long-distance wires of the
Hell company a conversation was
carried on with lioston without difli
culty. It is said there is sullicient capital
behind the promoters to put the new
'phone on the market next Septem
ber in direct competition with the
It's lonesome ort o' lonesome It's a Enndl
I day to me.
It 'pears like moren any day I nearly ever see
i'it, with the stars end, stripes above, a-flut
' terin in the air.
On ev'ry soldier's grave I'd love to lay a lilj
They nay, though. Decoration days Is gtner'lj
Host ev'rywhares espesbally by soldier boj !
But me and mother'3 never went we seldom
In pint o' fact, we're alius home on Decoration
They say the old boys marches through tht
streets in colnm's grand,
A-follerin the old war tunes they're playln on
And citiznns all Jinin in and little children,
All marchln tinder shelter of the old red,
white and blue.
"WErVE TKIED TnAT ME ASP MOTnrR."
VS'ith roes! roses! roses! cv'rybody In tUe
Andcrow tls o' little girls in w hite, jest fairly
Oh! don't tho Ixws know it, from thcyr camp
acrost the lull?
Don't they seo tlieyr eora'ards command tho
old 11a,; wavin still?
Oh, can't they hear the bngul and tho rattlo of
Ain't they no way under heavens they can ric-
kollect us some?
Ain't they no way we can coax 'em through tho
roses jet to sav
They know that ev'ry day on earth's thcyr
We've tried that me and mother wharc Elias
takes Lib rest.
In tho orchurd. in his uniform, and hands
nerost his hrest.
And tho flaa: he died fer smilin and n-r:pplin
in the breeze
Above his prave. and over that a robin In tho
And yit it's lonesome, lonesome it's a Sund'y
day to rr.e.
It "pears like mor'n any day I nenrly ever see!
tul. with tho rtr.rsand stnies above, a-tiut-tcrin
in the r.ir.
On ev'ry cold:er3 fcTavo I'd love to lay a lily
James Wliitcomb Riley.
TOLD AT THE GRATE.
A STOHY FCTl iTEMOniAL, PAY.
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ICopyriiht, 1S03. by American Press Associa
T THE base- of
n. mountain e pur
in Dortheni Ar
kansas is a grave.
There is an air of
about tho ilace,
l-reathes a hal
The conntry is of
old but thin
tho narrow val
leys the ferns are.
rank, and on tho
"fT crcd vines clinsr
to tho merged
trees. Tl:o jrave is tinder a willow that
shades an open space. It is the only
willow in tho neighborhood. Onco
every year since tho war a man and a
woman have come from the north to dec
orate this lono prave. At first tho
woman, bright eyed and springy of step,
was exceedingly handsome, but latterly
time had ceased to bo playful with her.
Tho man was sturdy and of solx r mien.
Ho looked as if Lb: life h:id always
held- a secret snfTerinEr. This man and
this woman havo rather a tir.iono his
At tho time of tho breaking out of tho
war John and Henry Archer, brothers
eo nearly alike that they wto often
taken for twins, lived in Lake comity,
Ills. John vas engaged to marry Tress
Pryor, ami the day for tho wedding was
appointed, but before tho timo came a
drum beat, and sturdy young fellows
mustered on tho grass.
It was evening, and Tress Tryor was
standing on the veranda. John rode up,
sprang off his horso and with a new ac
cent in his manner a peculiar bearing
camo up the walk.
"Tress," ho said, "did you see the men
"Do yon know what it means?"
"They say it means war," she an
swered. "It means more than that, Tress. It
means that . ou are to marry a hero."
"I don't know that I understand you."
lie laughed. "Aro you so dull, littlo
sweetheart? It means that I am going
to the war."
"It means nothing of the sort," some
one exclaimed, and John, wheeling
about, saw his brother Henry standing
""What's the trouble with you, Henry?"
"There'3 no trouble with me. I am
eimply sensible, and you must not be
foolish." He pointed to the girl. "Iliere
ia your present duty. I am going to the
war. You aro going to stay here, and
after awhile if we need you I will send
"Well, now, this is a pretty come off,"
John declared. "You would make a
hero of yourself and a drudge of me.
You are not engaged to be married and
are therefore a pttriot. I am in love and
am consequently a coward. Tress, you
needn't Bay a word. I am going to the
"I haven't said anything,' the girl re
plied. "Good, and it means that you give
"It means that you must do what you
consider your duty."
"You are a "brave girl. Tress."
"If not, I shouldn't be worthy of you,
"That eounds very well," said Henry,
"hut without common sense bravery is
but an aimless piece of foolishness.
One soldier from our small family, I
should think, is enough to prove our loy
alty to the government."
"Henry, you needn't say a word. I'm
going to tho war."
Tho nest day John nd Henry wer
mustered into the service, and it was
not long before they wero under fire.
One day in a skirmish not far from
Fayettevillo, Ark., John was Bhot while
standing under a willow tree. Ho was
so severely wounded that it was thought
he could livo but a few hours, but when
tho next morning had como he showed
signs of improvement. Ho was taken to
tho hospital, and his brother Henry was
detailed to attend him until an advance
should be ordered. One day there came
to tho hospital a young woman from
Kentucky. She had been regarded as
a belle in the blue grass country, but
she gave up society and went south to
nurso wounded soidiers. This young
woman tixk special interest in John
Archer. iShe made a romance of her
duty, and at times when tho wounded
man seemed brighter than usual she
would sit near his cot and read poo' ry
to him. Dut upon this Henry began to
look with disapproval, and enco when
tho girl had gone to fetch another book
ho said to his brother:
"I don't think that's right, John."
"Don't think what's right?"'
"Why, having that gii 1 road love verses
She's reading to herself as much as
she is to me."
"I don't know about that, John."
"Well, but I don't think it's right, and
I know Tres wouldn't approve it."
"Then why doesn't she come and read
"She doesn't know that you r.re
wounded. I haven't had tho heart to
"Hush; here comes Miss Cnsli."
Henry withdrew, but some one spoko
to him, and bo halted within hearing dis
tance of his brother's cct.
"I didn't suppose you were so fond of
poetry," said Miss Bush, speaking to
"I wasn't until I heard you read it."
"Oh, that's a compliment surely; but.
tell mo. sine j you acknowledge that I
have pointed out tho beauty of Siio
"Tell you what?"'
"Bni what were yon going to say?"
"Something hardly proper, I fear."
Tell mo," ho pleaded.
"Oh, I don't supxoso that it amounts
to anything. I was simply going to ak
if there had m- been a timo whoa some
girl stirred a poetic emotion in your
A few moments t lapsed before ho re
plied, T worke 1 so hard when I was
at homo that I ha 1 but littlo time for"
"For love':"' sho asked.
Ho nervously fumbled with the covers
of the bod, and gently she arranged tho
pillow for him.
"Near our place," said he, "there is a
girl that I've known a long timo. I've
known her about all her life, I guess."
"What about her?"
"Well, I told her that sho should
marry a hero. You see, I thought I'd go
home covered with glory."
"Oh, j'ou are engaged to her."
"Yes, in a way."
"In a way! Why, what a funny sort
of an engagement th;.lfmnst be! Shall
I read now?"'
"If you please."
Alter returning homo it was some
timo before Henry had tho courage to
call on Tress Pryor. But one evening
he went to see her. As lie entered tho
gate ho saw her standing on the sin t
where she had stood when John came
dashing up to tell her that ho was going
to tho year. She reached out and took
his hands, and for a time neither of them
"Tress, ho died for his country."
northwest, but on time every year he
would get off tho train at the milk sta
tion near Tress' home.
One timo when ho came she said to
"It doesn't look right to drag you
away from your business very year.
My time, you know, doesn't amount to
"Mine doesn't amount to so very
much." ho answered; "and besides it is a
great pleasure to go there."
"Yes, it is. But tell me, Henry, why
is it you liavo never married?"
"Oh, I don't know. Because there
havo been so many divorces, I suppose."
"That's a queer reason. But it isn't
tho reason, and you know it," sho added,
looking him full in tho eve.
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r . . . - t r r- .-" -x. r
TOOK SPECIAL INTEREST IN JOHN ARCHER.
"And for me," she said.
"Y-e-s. He lay a long time in the hos
pital, and we thought he was going to
get well, but a sudden change came, and
he died. He begged to be- buried under
tho tree where he fell, and wo buried
"But did he send no word to me?'
"Oh, yes, he talked about j-ou a great
deal. He was brave, and if ho had come
back 3-ou would have married a hero."
And it was Henry Archer and Tress
Pryor who went every year to decorate
the grave under the willow. They be
came well known in tho neighborhood,
and school children used to climb high
up tho mountain side and get strange
flowers for them. Henry moved to the
TIE HAD SEIZED HER HANDS.
"Well." ho replied, avoiding her gaze,
"if that isn't tho reason I don't know
what it i-. lYrluis I had :i causo a
good whilo ago."
"And you havo forgotten what it
was," sho said, laughing, but iu her
laugh tin ro was more of sadness than of
mirth. After ;i time sho asked, "Do you
think a man's lovo is as constant as a
"Not always, but sometimes," ho an
"But do you lielieve that a man or a
woman can love twice with equal devo
tion?" 'T don't know how it may le with
others,"' ho answered, "but I could never
lovo but once."
"Oh, you have been in love, then, have
"Tomorrow we start for tho grave,"
"Yes, but you havo not answered my
"I will answer it at tho grave."
It was the POth f last :Iay. Henry
aud Tress sat ur.der the willow. An
other generation of schoolchildren had
brought violets from wild places and had
gathered blose:i on the mountain side.
The grave was r.blaEo with red roses,
white dogwood blossoms and bluilnd'a.
The sun was low. Tho cows, ringing
tin ir bells, were going home. Il. nry
told a storv which so often he had re
lated: 'The skirmish was sharp, almost a
battle, and there was danger i very where,
but John was too brave to stand behind
tho tree. I was not far away, nr. 1 tho
bullets were buzzing tl.iokt r than br.m
blobot s in our meadow, but st.mt.h -w I
was not afraid f luing hit my mind
was centered on John. What dilTerence
tould it have made if I had been shot?"'
"Don't talk that way," sho inter
ruxted. "But why should I havo cared for my
self? There was no one at homo waiting
for me to come back a hero." Ho paused
for a few moments. "An increase in the
firing to the left caused me to turn in t hat
direction, and when I looked back John
"Yon have never pointed out the place
where tho hospital stood." sho said.
He was silent for a time. "I don't like
4o think of the hospital."
"Why?" eho asked.
"Oh. on account of a woman!"
"Yon have answered me at the grave,"
sne earn. looir.ii'g" away. ""lou were in
love with her."
"So, I wasn't. Tres3."
"Yes. vou were."
"I swear I wasn't."
"Yes. you were."
"Tress". 1 hated hr."
"Hated her! What for?"
"Because shn was your enemy."
"My enemy! Henry, I don't know
what you mean. How could td:e bo my
"Sho l.-.ved John."
"Oh, and is that all?"
"All." ho repeated. "Isn't that
"To have made her my cricmy? No."
"But but it's got to como now. John
"How do you know?" She was so
quiet that ho was surjirisod at her.
"I might as well tell you all now.
Hero." Ho took from his pocket an eld
ami faded letter. "Ho told mo to give
vou this, but I hadn't tho heart. Bead
Tho letter was brief. It was tho break
ing of an engagement. Sho read tho let
ter and quietly handed it back to him.
Ho gazed at her in astonishment.
'Tress," ho cried, "oit Ids deathbed
he married that woman." Sho did not
"I sav he married her."
"Is it possible? Tress, I ought to have
told j'ou ought to havo given you tho
letter but I thought you worshiped
him. And why have 5-ou decorated his
grave all these years?"
"Because ho was j'our brother."
"What! I I don't"
"Henry, oh, how stupid you havo been,
She did not complete tho sentence. n?
had seized her hands. "Merciful heaven,
girl, I havo always loved yon!"
"And, precious, I never loved John, be
cause I loved you, but I was afraid you
would despise me if I wero not true to ,
hia memory. You engaged mo to him. I
don't know how, but you did." I
Tho sun was down, and tho music of
the cowbells was far away.
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OF KF.AL ESTATE.
By virtu" of an'onlor and docree of the county
court, of Kock Inland county, tate of Illinois,
made on the petition of the nndrr'inied, Janief
Jolni!-ton. aiiminitstrattir of the estate of
TlioaJi B. li'Donni'll. deceased, for leave to fell
real eMate of said deceased, at the May term, A.
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between 1 he hoars of 10 o"c'ooi in the forenoon,
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