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8ATURDV. February 7, 1891.
Geneseo News: Senator Crawford
once Hopped at the City hotel and regis
tered "hon. W. F. Crawford" The
"honorHhle" probably means hocest.
The John Boyle OReilly memorial fund
is making rpid headway. Nearly $14.
000 is already in the treasury. Prompt
sess in these matters measures the real
respect and affection the living have for
A lamly Kiw,
The Kushville Republican, a new and
handsome eiht-column weekly newspa
per, comes to ns from Schuyler county's
capital. The publishers are . Warden
fc Son, and if they remain true to the
honored name they have chosen for their
paper they certainly fill a long-felt
This is an innocent little paragraph and
kardly explains the gruesome situation,
which exis:s in the republican fold down
in Scbuyler. The trouble originated
about a year ago, and as has been the
case ia all the recent republ'can squabbles
over the district, the trouble in Rusbvi!le
was directly traceable tc Congressman
Gest. W. I. Lash, editor of the
Schuyler Citizen, and member of the con
gressional committee from that county,
was one the applicants for the Rashville
postefflce. For years and years Larash
bad been leading the forlorn hope in
Schuyler and battling against the in
vincible democratic hosts with all the ar
dor at his command. His candidacy for
postmaster was endorsed by most of the
leading and influential republicans of the
county, and it was fully expected that
Gest would recommend him. But the
itntxpected happened there as it did in
many similar cases, and L-trash was ig
Now, the Schuyler editor is one of
those individuals whoae likes or dislikes
tkyelop abnormally, and his former love
for Gest turned to the bitterest kind of
gall. He could not be placated or co
erced. Henceforth he knew no such
man as W. H. Gest. When the latter
was nominated for congress, the cold,
unfeeling report of the secretary of the
convention, with his signature attached,
was all that appeared in the Citizen; that
was all. Gest's friends in Schuyler (the
republican postmasters) were astounded
and angry beyond measure. But they
curbad their rage, saying to themselves:
"Oh, Lnrash is mad; he will come around
all right in a week or two." Eut they
mistook their nun: they had not meas
ured the depth or degree of his hatred.
The weeks ro led on and etill no change.
Tbe Cit!z n still refused to recognize the
tact that W. II. Gest was the republican
candidate for congress in the Eleventh
district. The nearer election day ap
proached the more conspicuons was Lar
ash's silence. He never faltered in his
grim purpose, however, and when Schuy
ler county rolled up 773 majority for gal
lant Ben Cable, Larash smiled a smile of
Then the followers of Gest (the afore
said postmasters) in Schuyler, swore an
oath of vengance against the plucky
Larash. They stopped their papers and
frowned on men who still read the Citi
zen. But Larash showed no sign of re
pentance, and the self-satisfied smile con
tinued to adorn his countenance. Christ
mas came and Henry Craake sent the
Citizen editor a fine, plump turkey. This
was too much for Gest's postmasters to
stand. They could submit, ungraciously,
it is true, to Larash's silence, but this
mark of approval of the editor's course
was too much for them to tolerate.
Goaded to desperation they each put a
month's salary into a common fund. A
bunt was then instituted for a man who
was pliant enough to bend to the party
lash. They found one running a paper
in the degenerate town of Augusta, and
they induced him to move his plant to
Rushville in the hopes of compelling
Larash to pull up stakes. But they will
never do it. The Abous admires Las
rash's independence and grit, and is con
fident of hit ability to wear out his ene
mies in the long run.
A. abetter from Palmer.
A couple of weeks ago the honse of rep
resentatives of Missouri passed a resolu
tion complimentary to Gen. John M. Pal
mer, and strongly endorsing his candi
dacy for United States senator. Speaker
Tuttle, of the Missouri house of represen
tativics, laid before that body on Tuesday
the following letter from Gen. Palmer in
response to the resolution. The reading
ef the letter as met by cheer after cheer
of indorsement from the Mlssourians:
Springfield. III., Jan. 30. To ths
Hon. Wilbur F. Tuttle, speaker of the
house of representatives of the general
assembly of the state of Missouri: Sir
1 have the honor to acknowledge the re
ceipt of a copy of the resolution adopted
by the house of representatives of the
general assembly of the state of Missouri
on Wednesday, the 21st day of January.
1891, which excites feelings of profound
While I eaonot claim that I deserve the
terms of high commendation employee! by
the honorable honse of representatives in
the retolntieas referred to, I trust that it
will be belieyed of me that as a citizen
and a soldier I have steadily labored to
advance the well-being of my countrymen.
I deprecated the late civil war as an
evil only less than the dissolution of the
onion and the overthrow of constitutional
liberty- I became a soldier from a sense
of patriotic duty. I sincerely and pros
foundly deplored the miseries which the
war produced, and from which no por
tion of our common country was ex
empt. I welcomed the return ot peac?, and
when the war ceased, eagerly hoped that
c tizens of every section of the country,
chastened by common sufferings and an
imated by fraternal feelings, would unite
in efforts for the rcestablishment of the
rule ef justice and law I regret to be
compelled to confess that the expecta
tions that I then entertained of an early
return of the sentiments of unity to the
people of the United States were not re
alized, and it was not until the close of
the political canvass in which I have late
ly been engaged that it became evident
that the reign of passion and prejudice
had passed and that the people were
again prepared to give close atteatioa to
subjects in which .Leir present interests
While I repeat the expression of my
profound gratitude to the honorable
house of representatives of the state of
Missouri, and to the free people it repre
sents, for the proof of its respect and
confidence which the language of the
resolution affords me, I will cot deny my
self the satisfaction of referring to the
fact that the electors of the state of
Illinois, at the late election bv a majority
of more than 30.000 noon a direct appeal
to mem, expressed their approval of the
political principles of the great and
patriotic party which nominated me for a
seat in the senate of the United States.
The contest now in progress in Illinois,
which has attracted the attention of the
house of representatives over which you
preside, is but a struggle on the one band
to give effect to the popular, will, as ex
pressed in the late election, and, on the
other, to defeat it. In such a contest the
people of the state of Illinois may well
hope for the approval and sympathy of
the friends of popular government, not
only in the state of Missouri, but in all
the other states of the union. I have the
honor to be, with very great respect,
your obedient servant,
Jons M. Palmer.
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from the fishermen who catch them in
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"There are diamond backs in other
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"How long will they live?"
"For three or four months, and strange
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All the food they get is a little sea grass
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The average terrapin isn't over seven
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a time. lie put them away in a remote
room, where no light entered, so that they
wouldn't htir about, locomotion being a
hindrance to the fattening process. Inter
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AN ARMY PORTIA.
By CHARLES ZESTO, TJ. S. A.,
AuUvrof "The Colonel' t Daugliter," "The
Df-nTter," "From Vie Rank," "Dun
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"Xoie talce jour m ojT-"
There was a frown on Col. Morris'
face on Sunday m-miing that boded ill
for offi ."er or man who could not come
up to t ie standard of the iost command
er on the forthcoming inspection. The
old ordsr of things was still in existence,
and a leneficent administration had not
yet Lssoed its ban against martial exer
cises of any kind upon the Lord's day.
First cfll for inspection in full dress had
"gone," as the soldiers say, as the colonel
appeared in the panoply of his profes
sion njon the front piazza, glancing
modified approval at the glistening sur
face of his top boots and the brilliant
polish of his spurs. Down at the front
gate his orderly stood, every item of his
dress an d equipment a model of soldierly
trimneat. Out in the center of the pa
rade a little party of the guard had just
lowered the storm flag that had been
hoisted .it dawn, and were running np
in its Stead the great garrison standard.
whose folds of scarlet and white lappod
out lar.il y in response to the soft breeze
now risi 33 from the westward bluffs.
Over .it the barracks the men had
come po iricg forth, the neat dark bluo
and wh te of the infantry at the east
6ide con; rasting favorably with the glar
ing yell jw trimmings of the cavalry
battalion, swarming along the walk and
rtreamii z from the. Btairways and gal
leries of their crowded quarters, like so
many ftdl plumaged hornets. On the
veranda.' across the parade helmeted
officers and ladies in dainty muslins be-
pan to appear, and along the row to his
nght and left the sheltered porches were
similarly occupied. Cnt the post com
mander fctood alone. Madame his better
half had visitors. Breakfast was not
quite finished, and she was devoting her
self to their entertainment, knowing
well that her liege lord wjis feeling in no
mood for snch light duty.
Almost the first thing that the colonel
heard on going downstairs this bright
Sunday morning was an animated col
loquy 1:1 the kitchen between cook and
his man ot all work, an old darky who
had folk wed the family fortunes for
years. J.tke had learned from the police
sergeant, while he was at work on the
colonel's b:ots and spurs, that Corn.
Brent had been "slugged" by somebody
the night before and was now lying un
conscious in the hospital There was
time only for very brief investigation le
fore his fneets came down. Mr. Wal
lace was officer of the guard, and in re
sponse to the message brought by the
colonel's orderly had gone at once to his
quarters and made his report.
Soniewt ere about twenty minutes af
ter midni ;ht the sentry on No. 1 had
called Coi-p. Werner ont. Baying there
appeared to be something wrong np by
the gate. Mr. Wallace, knowing Brent
to have gone thither, sprang np and
went outside and saw a light being car
ried rapidly from Capt Lane's quarters
at the coner over toward the cavalry
barracks. Hurrying around in front, he
got there j 1st in time to see the captain
and the young lady who had recently
arrived, &.IS3 Marshall, raising Corp.
Brent from the ground- He was bleed
ing from a jagged gash over the left eye,
and was lir lp and senseless. After hav
ing him carried to the hospital and
arousing the steward, it was found that
his face and eyes were covered with red
pepper. N jt a word as to his assailants
could be learned. The last men to reach
the garrison were Murphy and Scanlan.
two scape gi -aces of company F.
But the t entry on No. 4 declared they
had come around by his post on the
south side, whereas Brent was lying al
most in front of the quarters of C troop,
inside the post. Then, again. Scanlan
and Murph- were both sober, and neither
of them men who would be likely to as
sault so po Tnlar and respected a fellow
a3 Brent 1 ndee J both of them stoutly
aeniea having had anything to do with
the case. What was more, Miss Mar
shall had said that she heard the alterca
tion, heard a scuffle, and heard, though
she could n ot 6ee, that the man ran to
ward the cavalry barracks with the cor
poral in pursuit. Then came the sound
of a shock 0: blow; then the fall, and
hurrying downstairs she had called
Capt. Lane, aud lighting his little hurri
cane lamp Bhe had hastened out along
the road, tho captain rapidly following.
And there at the foot of C troop stair
way lay Brent, bleeding profusely.
"It was some of our men that did it.
sir," said Widlace regretfully, "and I'd
give a rnont h s pay to prove it on them.
Td give more than that if 1 thought 1
could prove that .no cavalryman had
anything to do with it
Then the colonel had sent his orderly
to ask the doctor how Brent was coming
on, and the doctor replied that he jras
still unconscious and he really could not
tell how the case would end. It was
from this message the orderly had just
returned- Old Morris was greatly dis
turbed, ne had proposed having a re
view of the entire command, cavalry
dismounted, and treating his guefcts to a
stirring and martial sight, bat when the
assembly 6onnded he had completely
changed his mind, and so informed his
wife. "I'm all upset about thi3 affair,"
he said, "and impatient to begin an in
vestigation." The band was ordered back to quar
ters, the captains were notified to in
spect their companies on their own pa
rades, and merely exchanging his helmet
for forage cap and laying aside his saber
the colonel strode over to the office, pass
ing by the three cavalry troops Uiat were
nearest him, even cutting across the
parade as though to avoid salute, and
appeared directly in front of C troop,
that was drawn np in double rank and
at open order farthest to the south 6ide.
Lieut Hearn, temporarily in command.
was engaged in inspecting carbines, but
at sight of the regimental commander
discontinued his work and raised his
hand to the visor of his helmet
"Go on, go on, Mr. Ilearn," said the
colonel gruffly. "I did not mean to in
terrupt you." Nevertheless, he who had
paid no attention to the other companies
plainly halted in front of C, and was
scanning the men's faces with eyes that
were full of gloom. Next he strode
around the right of the line and passed
down in front of the rear rank until he
reached the center, where the tallest
men were standing, aud where be fixed
his gaze upon one soldier, a tall, slender,
but muscular fellow; he looked him over
from head to foot, but passed him slowly
without one word. A sergeant file closer
noted that the fingers of the soldier's left
hang twitched and closed as the colonel
approached, and that a lump seemed to
rise m the brawny throat, but was quick
ly gulped down. There was no other
symptom, though, and Lieut Mason,
the adjutant, who had joined his colonel,
saw that the man's eyes never wavered
from their look straight to the front, al
though he might have paled a trifle un
der that stern, searching gaze.
Half an hour later, inspection being
over, the colonel sat in his office, holding
an invetfigation. The captain of C
troop was absent on sick leave at the
time, aud the command had devolved
upon a young officer who hail won a fine
record in their Arizona days, and who
was regarded throughout the regiment
and a mischief maker among the men.
For a recruit who had only recently en
listed it was surprising how much he
knew aoont the ins and outs of soldier
Sv-rgt. Wivri openly accused him of
having been in service somewhere be
fore, and as he had no papers to show,
he must be either a deserter or a "bob
tail" (a soldier whoso discharge paper
has had tho "character" cut off). Wehdi
angrily denied this, and Lis ignorance of
saber drill and certain troop details
seemed to bear him out. "But then,"
said Wren, "ho might have loen in the
'dongh boys.' " Welsh avoided the troop
quarters for a while after this episode,
and was more civil to the sergeants, bnt
right after pay day ho again appeared,
eager to try Lis luck in any game going
on. Then it transpired that, if not an
erpert with saddlo and saln-r, ho was
with the cards, and the troopers lost
their money to him withont exactly nn-
dcrstandhig how. The first sergeant re
ported these occurrences to Capt. Blan-
vtlt, and tho ol.l man seemed greatly
vexed. It was established that WeLsh
had been neglecting the horses while
playing las gamo, but h was not re
lieved and ordered back to dntj with
the tr.Kip. a-? had been expected. If any
thing he In-camo more insolent in man
ner to thfl sergeants than liefore. The
whole affair seemed unaccountable to
the other men.
One morning about a month after
Welsh's arrival at the post Lieut. Hearn
came leaping lightly np the 6teps to
make an inspection of the barracks.
Corp. Quinn. seeing him approach the
quarters, had given word to the men,
and those of them who were in shirt
ileeves jumped into their flannel blouses,
while others knocked the' ashes out of
their pipes and put them away. Three
or four were seated around a little tablo
playing cards, and among these was the
gypsy fellow Welsh, who had been there
ever since guard mount. These men,
too, sprang to their bunks and straight
ened up some items of their "kits," but
Welsh still sat at the table grumbling at
the interruption to the game. "Put up
those cards, Welsh," said a sergeant
bluntly. "Hero cotnes the lieutenant."
"What do I care?" was the surly an
swer. 'Tin not under his orders. He's
got no authority over me."
"Do a9 I tell you. and be quick about
it," was the reply.
"Do it yourself: they ain't my cards.
I didn't put them there," answered the
man, with an ugly gleam in his black
eyes, while he drew from one pocket a
piece of chamois skin and from the other
one of the captain's big brass spurs.
There was no time for further remark.
"Attention!" came the order from the
sergeant, who happened to bo nearest
the door, and the lieutenant entered.
Every man on the instant whipped off
his cap, and, facing the middle of th
long room, stood erect at the foot of his
bunk every man except one. With his
cap on the back of Lis Lead, bis matted
hair hanging down over his eves. Welsh
sat there at the table coolly polishing
Get up there, WeLshr growled in low,
stern tones the first sergeant "Off with
that cap. sir."
For nil answer Welsh cocked his head
on one side, and, apparently unmindful
of ths presence of an officer, became crit
ically and approvingly absorbed in study
ing the pc llbli which he was imparting to
the smootii surface of the ppur.
"Did you hear that order? Come to
aiteuuou, airi reiieaieu me .senreant.
And the men, astonished at the breach of
discipline, looked curiously at the re
cruit, now slowly and scowuaely find
ing his feet He had not removed his
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