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TALKED OF TITLE.
ort Armstrong Chapter Pays
. Tribute to Its Namesake.
8ATUBDAY AFIE0OOF8 MEEni 0
Ugly Intscvatfcift- mmm laatracctva Oeaa.
Fort Armstrong chapter. Daugh
ters of the American EerolatioD, at
its meeting Saturday afternoon at
the home of lira. Col. Henrj Curtis,
on Second arecae. devoted itself to
the topic which embraces the title of
the chapter. Fort Armstrong-"
The regent of the chapter, Mrs. J.
k. sumoau, presided, ana Mrs. 8. S.
Gujer was the leader, her subject
Dei ok "lne History 01 tort Arm
strong." Her paper is appended in
"My topic today is the historr of
Fort Armstrong from its acquire.
meat by the government to the com
mencement of the Civil war. The
United States acquired its title to
the island of Sock Island through a
treaty made by William Henry Har
rison, governor of Indian affairs,
with the Sac and Fox tribe of Indians
at St. Louis, Mo., in November, 1801.
This treaty was signed bv a number
of chiefs, but not by Black Hawk.
His account of the treaty was that
a white man was killed by one of his
tribe and when the murderer was put
in prison in St. Lonis, four members
of his tribe were sent to procure his
release. They took with them horses
to try to satisfy the government, as
that was the way they settled their
own difficulties with the different
tribes of Indians. Black Hawk
claimed that these men were made
drunk and induced to sign the treaty.
Other facts in history show that this
was not trne. rne United states
troops were first landed on the isl
and May 10, 1816, and at once set
about building store houses. The
west end of the island was covered
with timber. The v proceeded to build
the Fort and named it Fort Arm
strong in honor of the secretary of
war. The interior of the fort was
400 feet square. The lower half was
bunt 01 stone and UDoer of hewn
timbers. The materials were pro-
curea on me isiana. Block bouses
were built at three of the angles and
were provided with cannon. One
side of the square was occupied with
barracks and other buildings. The
fort was Placed on the extreme north.
west angle of the island. Its north
west corner was about two hundred
feet from the present location of the
island end of the bridge. Gov. Ford,
in his history of Illinois, gives the
Baltt mm a RKkJ CHIT
'Fort Armstrong was built upon
a rocky cliff at the lower point of an
island, near the center of the Missis.
sippi river. Here is a beautiful
sheet of clear running water about
two thirds 01 a mile wide, the banks
are uninhabited except by Indians
from the lower rapids to the fort
and the voyagers up stream after
several days' solitary progress
through a wilderness comes suddenly
. 1 l : . 1 a 1 1 ,
upuu mo nuitvwasueu wans ana
towers of the fort, perched upon a
rock surrounded by the grandeur
and beauty of nature, which at that
disUnce gave it the appearance of
one 01 tnose enchanted castles in an
uninhabited desert described in the
Arabian Knights entertainments.
Tradition of the Indians is that a
good spirit had care of the island.
who lived in a cave in the rocks im
mediately under where the fort stood
and the spirit had often been seen by
their people. He was white with
large wings like a swan, but 10 times
as large. They were particular not
to make a noise in that part of the
island for fear of disturbing him
The noise of the fort has since driven
him awav and no doubt a bad spirit
has taken his place.'
'At the point of the island there is
quite a large cave, in nigh water It
could be entered bv boat. The en.
trance is now closed by the abutment
of the bridge. At t& completion of
r ort Armstrong nothing 01 import.
ance occurred until tne breaking ont
of the Black Hawk war in 1851. An
incident related by Judge Spencer
portrays the extreme isolation of
Fort-Armstrong. At this time, 1828,
there was only an occasional mail.
The officers at the fort were anxious
to know who had been elected prcsi
dent in November, it being now the
zutn 01 Ueoember. It was arranged
that Judge Spencer should go on
foot to Galena, about one hundred
miles, in the dead of winter; he car
ried the mall and brought back
the news of Gen. Jackson's election.
for whioh journey Mr. Spencer re.
During the month of A or! I. 1832.
Black Hawk made a hold attamnt to
capture the fort, but a terrible snow
storm prevented the attack. And
Gen. Atkinson and troops arrival
before luorninir nndnnhtmllT nre
vented the garrison from a massacre.
After the close of the Black Hawk
war there is no record of further
hnfltlli tiM A Mwiin. v . . mi. in
taiaed at Fort Armstrong until the
4th day of May. 1836. when the fort
was evacuated and the troops were
sent to Fort Snelling. In 1840 some
of the buildings at Fort Armstrong
were repaired and an ordnance depot
was established. Ia 1846 the depot
wu uiun up ana removed to
Louis arsenal. Ia UU7 I iitl
fort. It WU tkn in a. dllanirf-tjMl
condition and was a abetter for eat.
ue ue soldiers burying ground
broken-down stoaa wall, was a pas
ture for eattls. At this early day we
went to the island by a horse ferry,
which ran between the two towns,
and when wa were ready to return.
we all stood on tne Dank and waived
oar handkerchiefs as a signal for the
ferry to come for us. At aaotherf
time l remember visiting, the fort
when there was a barbecue given for
Gen. Winneld Scott. The flag staff
at Fort Armstorng was cut down and
made into a cane for the Old Settlers'
Association of Bock Island county.
Each president of the society has his
name engraved upon the cane and
carries it through his term of office.
aOn of th most interesting
places at old Fort Armstrong was the
old Davenport mansion, which was
erected by Col. George Davenport on
a tract of land granted him by the
government. . This grant was on the
western part 01 tne island and beau,
tifully located. The house, the ruins
of which are to be seen today, was
nuiit in colonial styie upon a grassy
eminence sloping gradually to the
swift running river below. This
mansion was surrounded by msgnitt
cent trees and beautiful flowers.
Here were held many enjoyable en.
tertainments. I well remember a
dinner party which I attended with
my husband. Around the hospitable
board were Judge and Mrs. Spencer.
Dr. and Mrs. Brackett and Mr. and
Mrs. Joseph Brackett; all but myself
who were there that day have long
since passed away. Bare old stiver
and china adorned the table and the
house contained beautiful mahogany
furniture and a quaint spinnet,
brought from England, which de
lighted me very much at that time
there was but one piano in Rock Isl
and. On the lawn of the Davenport
place was erected by the Indians a
totum pole, setting forth Col. Daven
part's good qualities, - and it has
since been reproduced in stone and
can be seen in the Davenport lot in
Th OaTanport Tragedy.
'At the Davenport homestead was
enacted one of the tragedies of this
wild country. Ibis region for mile6
around was infested by .a gang of
horse thieves and counterfeiters.
On the Fourth of July, 1845. this
band came to Fort Armstrong intent
upon plunder. Having been informed
by a retainer or the Davenport fami
ly that money was kept in the house,
and that the 'family would be absent
at the celebration in Rock Island
that day. they came expecting to
una tneir booty ana make their es
eape withuut hindrance. Instead of
the deserted mansion, they round the
aged master there, and upon him
tbey inlllcted their tortures until he
gave up the kevs of his safe. He
was dragged up and down stairs by
the hair of his head and such injur
ies were sustained that he died
shortly after. This foul murder
created the wildest excitement and it
was dangerous for strangers to come
nere. as tne excitement was so in
tense everyone who was not known
was suspected, bight arrests were
made two Keddins. father and son,
two brothers Long. Granvill Young,
Baxter. Fox and Birch. Baxter was
a squatter on the island and a friend
of the Davenport family and he gave
tne information to the gang. He
turned state's evidence and his sen
tence was imprisonment , for life
Birch broke jail and Fox escaped.
Granvill Young. John and Aron
"K were nung in tnts city in the
slough nearly south from here; these
tnree were nung at one time. Aaron
Long was . a heavy man and the'
rope broke with him. This created
great excitement, and cries of 'let
him go,' murder.' hang him.' were
ueara ana amid great noise and con.
fusion tbey succeeded in hanging
him. The Reddins were defended
by my husband, and although
bad characters and horse thieves.
had no complicity in this murder
ana were cleared.
Some years after this occurrence
many people tried to nt nnnMuinn
of the island. The government set
tled all valid claims and nothing of
uuuu importance occurred until the
creaking out of the Civil war."
The other exercises included a de.
scription of "Fort Armstrong Dur.
ing the Civil War" bv Mrs. J. M
Buford. "Fort Armstrong From the
Civil War to the Present Dav" Mrs.
frank Mister, and Mrs. C. W. Dur
ham's beautiful poem. -Fort Arm
strong." A delightful collation was
PftArVM nrl t U . .1 . J I
to meet at Mrs. J. M. Buford's home
James L. Francis, alderman, Chi
cago, says: I regard Dr. King's
New Discovery as an ideal nanacea
for coughs, colds and Inng com.
piarais, naving used It in mv family
for the last five years, to the exclu
sion of physician's prescriptions or
other nrenaratinn. "
Bev. John Burgus. Keokuk. Iowa,
writes: "I have been a minister of
the Methodist Episcopal church for
50 years or more, and have never
found anything so beneficial, or that
gave ue such speedy relief aa Dr.
King's New Discovery." Try this
ideal cough remedy nJw. Trial bot
tles free at Hartx & Ullemcycr's drug
"M ratio Can" for rhematism and
neuralgia carta ia 1 to S days. Its
action upon the svatam la remarka
ble and mysterous. It removes at
once the cause, and the disease
immediately disappears. The first
dose greatly relieves. 7 cents. Sold
by Otto Orotjaa. druggist. Rock 1s
laad and Gust. Schlegel Bon, 220
wues awrona street, peveapori. -
Children Cry for
The best broom Lee's Little Geaa.
Russell Hampton is home from Can.
Miss Emma La moot is visiting at
Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Mi. and Mrs. Peter Schlemmer re
turned Saturday evening from their
For a healthy table drink aaa Carse
ft Oalweiler's Black Hawk springs
mineral water. Telephone No. 1014-
Mrs. W. H. Cattoa ia very ill with
peritonitis at St. Anthony's hospital.
although at present prospects tor her
recovery .are better than they nave
Daniel Strecker, Sr., entertained
his children, grandchildren and
friends in honor of his 67th birthday
anniversary yesterday at his home at
1W6 fourth avenue.
Blanche Lamont and Bessie Daly
plead guilty to larceny ia the county
court Saturday afternoon and Judge
Adams sentenced them to 10 days ia
tne county jail ana imposed a nomi
nal fine. These are the soiled doves
whom Lou Bishop accused of stealing
money from her Moline resort, of
which they were inmates.
Miss Cordelia Nelson Saturday
evening commenced proceedings in
the circuit court to obtain $5,000
damages from Andrew J. Carlson.
This is the second chapter of the
Nelson-Carlson snit, which came up
at the January term and in which
the plaintiff was victorious. All
parties reside in Moline. Miss Nel
son's previous suit was the result of
stories damaging to that young?
lady's character circulated by Mrs.
.11 .! , r. 1 . ,
Aiucriiua varisoo. since mat trial
it appears that Andrew J. Carlson.
Mrs. Carlson's son, has continued in
spreading the reports started by his
mother and vouched for their au
thenticity. The Gcrdon-Gibney company cob.
eluded an 8-night engagement at
Harper's theatre last evening with a
creditable production of Hasel
Kirke.". Saturday night Divorced"
was given and at the matinee "Tea
Nights in a Barroom" was presented.
The matinee performance was fol
lowed by a baby show, the daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hodgson be
ing awarded the bisque doll offered
to the prettiest child under 2 years
ot age. in tne evening a bali-dosca
chairs were given to the holders of
lucky numbers distributed during
tne weoa. ino uoraon-uibney com
pany fulfilled to the letter its prom
ises concerning the merits of its
plays, and Rock Island people
snowea tneir appreciation in the
liberal patronage given the enter
tainments throughout the week.
A VslHMt Praacrtpttoa.
Editor Morrison, of the Worthing-
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mend it for constipation and sick
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otenie, zrzo uottage Grove avenue.
Chicago, was all run down, could
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tired and weary, but six bottles of
Electrio Bitters restored her health
and renewed her streogth. Price 60
cents and 1 1. Get a bottle at Hartz
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V It la Tim.
Catarrh starts in the nasal pas.
sages, anecting eyes, ears and throat.
and is in fact, the great enemy of the
mucods membrane. Neglected colds
in the head almost invariably pre-
ceae catarrn, causing an excessive
... . ...
now 01 mucous, and if the mucous
discharge becomes interrupted the
disagreeable results of catarrh will
follow, such as bad breath, severe
pains across the forehead and about
the eyes, a roaring and buzzing
sound in the ears and oftentimes a
very offensive discharge. Ely's
Cream Balm is the acknowledged
cure for these troubles.
As an honest remedy Foley's
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false hopes in advanced stages, but
truthfully claims to give comfort
and relief in the very worst cases,
and in the early stages to effect a
cure. For sale at M. F. Bahnsea's
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