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THE AEGUS. THURSDAY, MAECH 7, 1901.
McCASKRIN & McCASKRIN,
Attorneyi at Law.
Rook Island and Milan. Rock Island offlee
over Krell & Math's store. Milan office o
Main street. - -
B. C COKKTHXY. B. D. OOHITUXY.
CONNELLY & CONNELLY,
Attorneys at Law.
Honey loaned. Office over Thorns' drug
tore, corner ol Second avenue and Seven
JACKSON & HURST,
Attorneys at Law.
Office In Rock Island National Bank Building.
WM. I LUDOLPH. ROBERT. B- BITR9LM
LUDOLPH & REYNOLDS,
Attorneys at Law.
Money to loan. General legal business. No
tary public 1705 Second avenue. Buford
. D. SWEKNKT. C. I WALKXS
SWEENEY & WALKER,
Attorneys and Counsellors at Law.
Office In Bengstonjblock.
C. J. 8EABLS, C B. MARSHALL
SEARLE & MARSHALL,
Monev to loan on (rood real estate security.
Mitchell & Lyre block. Kock island, Illinois
McENIRY & McENIRY,
Attorneys at Law.
Loan monev on good security: make collec
tlons. Reference, Mitchell & Lynda, bankers.
umce, Mitoneii iynae Duuaing,
JOHN K. SCOTT,
City attorney of Rock Island.
Mitchell & Lynde building.
DR. CORA EMERY REED.
Special attention to diseases of women and
children, aim diseases of eje, ear, none and
mroat. imce nours 11:30 to 13 a. m.. l to 4 p,
m. ui aixieentn street, hoc a isiaua.
N. M. MOORE. M. D.
Hours 10:00 to 11:00 a. m., 2:00 to 4:00 and after
v.-iju p. m.
DR. S. H. MILLER,
Veterinary Surgeon and Dentist.
All diseases of horses and cattle treated on
approved principle. Surgical operations per-
ormea in a scienuno manner, uogs treated.
All calls promptly attended to. Residence.
1110 Fourth avenue. Telephone 4061. Office
ana innrmary, jmck & tiautz s livery Darn.
DR. M. A. HOLLINGSWORTH.
Office, Harper House Pharmacy,
calls phone 4361.
DR. H. G. TRENT,
Office Hours: 9 to 12: 1 to 5. ITU Second
.Avenue, over MCUabes
DR. C. W. GRAFTON,
Rooms over the Boston Shoe Store.
Office hours from 8 to 12 a. m. and 1 to 6 p. m
J. T. TAYLOR,
Office hours 8:30 to IS a. m., 1:0 to B:00 p. m
21H Eighteenth street. Opposite Union offlee
DRACK & KERNS,
Architects and Superintendents.
Skinner Block. Second floor.
HENRY GAETJE, Prop.
Cut Flowers and Designs of all Kinds.
City store, 1807 Second ayenue. Telephone
Oawed building stone,
Ashlar snd Trimmings
For cheapness,' durability and
beauty excelled by none. This
tone does not wash or color the
wall with alkali, etc. Plans sent
as . for estimates will receive
careful attention and be returned
promptly at oar expense.
Quarries 12 miles from - Rock
Island on the C. B- A Q. R. R.
Train Nos. 5 and 10 will stop
and let visitoj i o I and on.
Bridge stone, corn crib
blocks and foundation
stone, any size desired.
Samples of Stone and Photos uf
buildings can be seen at Room
No. 12, Mitchell A Lynde's build
ARTHUR BURRALL. Manager
et Island or Colons, EL
THE TRAVELERS' GUIDE.
CHIOAOO, ROCKISLAND A
Paeiile Railwav Ticket
ean be purchased or bereaee
i'f n." eheckedatR.
I .-jsfrHifcL 1 street depot,
" V depot, corner 1
checked at R. L A P. Twentieth
or C. R. L P.
Binruiiurni. jrraaji a mummer, Agent
ienvei Limited A Omaha...
ft. Worth, Denver A K. C . .
DmU and Des Moines
:Ouiaaa & Minneapolis
maha A Lincoln Ex
Dee Moines A Omaba
Denver, Linooin A Omaha.
Dee Moines Express
Sock Island A Bureau Ac.
St. Paul A Minneapolis.
Denver, Ft. Worth A K. C.
t Kansas Clty.St Joe ADovr
Roc Island A Washington
Taloago A Des Moines...
-Sock island A Brooklyn Ac
tOmaha A Rock Island
Chicago, A Davenport
t 1:10 am
t 6:06 am
t 8:00 am
a. uu box
t y:iu aa
t 8:06 am
T 6:52 am
I 4-Ttn nm
t 2:15 pm
t v:uo pm
t 6:30 am
t 8:55 pm
1 3:50 pm
1 7:w an
t 7:00 pn
Arrival. tDepartnre. JDally, except Sun
tuauy except baturdsy. Ail others dally. Te
a w r w n sk V fttfO
TJOCK ISLAND A PEORIA
Railway Eepot First ave
nue and Twentieth street. M,
A. Patterson. General Passen.
Iter Agent. Passenger trains
eave C, R. I. A P. (Mo-
lino avenue i depot nve cm
minutes earlier than time
given, e. i G3fi, Agent.
ipr'gaeld, Cincinnati, Peo
"eorla, Springfield, Si L
?eoria, Springfield, Cincin
3ebte A Sherrard Ac com. .
3 able A Sherrard Acoom..
Trains marked dally; all other trains dally
"DAVENPORT, ROCK ISL
and & Northwestern rail
way ("The Tri-Clty Route.")
Passenger station at foot
Seventeenth street. L. F
Be.ry, G. P. A., Oavenoort,
Iowa. Geo. W. Wood,
I UATI ABR1VS
Olln ton. Sterling. Chicago. I 7:15 an
Clinton, Chicago, Omaha,
Denver, Roc It ford, Janes-'
vllle, Madison il;50 an
uunton, umaha. ' Cedar
Rapids, A name a.
CI In ton, Omaha, Sioux City,
Utah and PaciOe Coast..
Clinton, Sterling, Dixon,
Jlinton. Chicago, Janes
vllle, Madison, Rockford.
llnton, Denver, Omaha,
Trains marked dally,
All others dally ex
"RURLINQTON ROUTE O.
B. A Q. RAILWAY Depot
becona Avenue and Twen
af. JT. TOUNG,
it. L. SDrinrSeld. Peoria
Bur. Quln. via Monmouth 646 am 7:15 pm
Iblcago, Sterling, Clinton A)
Dubuque f 7:45 am f 6:40 pm
llngton, Denver and west t !:40 em
it. Paul A Minneapolis ! 7:50 pm
tterllng, Clinton A Dubuque 7:60 pm
it. L., Kacs O., Denver A j
Pic, coast viaQalesburgJ 7:15 pm!
t 8:0 am
Dally. tDaUy except Sunday.
rjHICAGO. MILWAUKEE 4
Cine A Southwestern Division
Depot Twentierh street,
between First and Second
avenues. W. W. Ereokin-
it. Paul Express....
freight and aocom .
All trains dally except S and ay.
OHAS. E. HODGSON .
Fire Insuranca Agency,
American Ins. Co., - Newark. N. J
Traders Ins. Co., - - Chicago, 111
Onion Ins. Co. Philadelphia, Pa
Rockford Ins. Co. - - Rockford, 111
Security Ins, Co. - New Haven, Conn
Ins. Co. State of 111., Rockford, 111
Office, Room 3, Buford block. Rates
as low aa consistent with security
7. Af. Buford,
The old flre and
Losses Promptly Paid.
Bates as low aa any
ean afford. Youi
patronage is soli o
Ited. GEO. WAGNER, Jr.
Represents the following well
known Fire and Accident Insur
Soeheeter Qennaa Tea Oa.
.Koen ester, N T
Manchester, N B
Buffalo Qennaa "
New Hanrpahlre m ,
Milwaukee Meeheale " ,
fidelity ana casualty
OBce- eomer Eighteenth street
Seooad avenue, second floor
OF GENERAL DE WET.
The Many Sided Commandant
General of the Boers.
LIKE A. riGUEE OUT OF IIOTIOIT,
The Meanest Looking; Dnrghtr In Hie
Army Snrpstsses the Great Leader
In Appearance Ilia Only Badse of
Authority n Black Cock's Feather,
Hesrarded liy Ills Followers as at
Circat HnmorUi-IIall Fellow Well
Met "With Ilia Men Kzccpt When
There Boslness on Hand.
Howard C. Ilillegas, author of "The
Boers In War," Las the following In
teresting Btory about General De Wet
in The World's Work for March:
Like Yankee Doodle in tbe old colo
nial ballad. Christian De Wet, the coin
maudant general of the forces of the
Orange Free State, wears a feather In
his cap. It is a black cock's feather,
and it was placed there by himsqjf at
the beginning of the war as a sort of
martial ornament. Now It is the badge
by which his burghers distinguish him
from their fellow Boers. Figuratively
he wears another feather, one accorded
to him and his genius by those against
whom he is njrbting. He Is the one
cencral, Boer or British, who is re
ceiving the praise of foe and friend,
and the encomiums of his enemy are
not the lesser in fervor or volume.
The meager dispatches which come
to us from South Africa give but little
insight into the character of the man
whose name is daily associated with
all the great events now occurring in
that country. To tbe majority of people
the name De Wet is suggestive of the
quixotic. lie appears to us in the
light of a character in fiction rather
than as a man of present action. His
work is so remarkable that we can
hardly credit it to this age.
Since the boeinnlug of the war al
most every British general and soldier
in South Africa has at one time or an
other been bent upon the capture of
this one man. A half score of times
the ending of the pursuit has been
clearly defined, yet invariably he has
escaped from the encircling cordons of
men and guns. He has outfought, out
witted and outgeneraled his opponents
at every turn. He has done even more
than escape from his pursuers. He
has made more than 5.000 prisoners of
war, he has destroyed many millions
of dollars worth of his enemy's muni
tions, he and his small army of 10,000
men have subsisted for more than six
months exclusively on the food and
ammunition taken in battle, and, more
than all, he has rejuvenated u cause
that peemed to be lost beyond reclaim
when Pretoria fell into British hands.
In personal appearance General De
Wet is easily (surpassed by every
burgher in his commandos. In search
Ing for tbe commander in chief of the
forces one would choose every one
else first. He is not as tall as the
average Boer, and he is much less
handsome. Usually his clothing is as
ragged as that of the poorest burgher.
and when be is astride his favorite
horse tbe commandant general Is an
object of pity rather than of admira
tion. This is the result of his habit
of exchanging articles of clothing with
those of his men who appeal to him
for new outfits. It is one of his ways
of retaining the affection of his men.
and it is only by ties of affection that
they are bound to him. Several of
the Boer officers wear distinctive uni
forms, with little gilt stars on the
coat collars to indicate their rank. De
Wet's black feather is his only badge
General De Wet is a many Bided
man. Although he has a most gentle
disposition, he frequently displays a
violent temper. He is the intimate
friend of all the men in his com
mandos, yet when there is a duty for
them to perform he is cuttingly stern
with them, and temporarily there is
a wide gulf between them. For many
years before the war he was the most
bitter Anglophobe in the Free State
raad. Now as soon as a British sol
dier falls into his hands be will insist
that the prisoner have the best treat
ment that it is possible to give bim.
While forming the plans for a battle
or movement he discusses the subject
thoroughly with anybody and every
body, but as soon as he commences to
carry the plan into effect he becomes
dumb and refuses to disclose his pur-
pose even to his most trusted lieuten
ants. Although he relishes a victory
s keenly as any one, he will not allow
one of his burghers to cheer or display
other signs of joy after a battle is -won.
Unschooled in tbe tactics of war, he is
a master tactician; born outside the
breastworks of civilization, he is noble
in manner and deportment; a bitter
enemy of tbe British, yet he is a
stanch admirer of their capable men.
De Wet is rough, honest and fearless.
a devoted friend and a vengeful ene
my. He is a marvelous anachronism
as a warrior.
Tbe most marked characteristics of
the commandant general are his im
perturbability under adverse condi
tions, his zealous devotion to official
work, his effervescent humor, his kind
ness to the burghers and prisoners, bis
great regard for the opinions of tbe
enemy . and his unbounded. Inextin
guishable faith in the ultimate success
of his and his country's cause. Al
though the greater part of his life has
been devoted to peaceful pastoral pur
suits. De Wet is as calm a fighter as
though he had been a soldier from his
youth. . At Rooivaal, in June, while
Lord Kitchener and 30,000 troops were
trying to capture him, De Wet spent a
half day In leisurely looking over Jala
devastated farm. "."As he was return
ing to his laager a dispatch rider
brought him the information that tbe
British had occupied a certain favora
ble position. "Come," he said quietly
as he remounted his pony, "let us
scoot!" The following day Kitchener
reported De Wet's escape.
In his official capacity as comman
dant general of all the Free State forces
De Wet la most stern. He demands
that his orders be obeyed to the letter,
and when an officer deviates to the
slightest extent he court inartials him.
When a burgher disobeys his com
mands, he quickly becomes furious
and threateningly draws off his coat
with the purpose of inflicting corporal
punishmeut. During a skirmish near
the ten times captured village of Tha
bauchu in June several burghers
refused to hold a certain position.
After they had refused a second time
he beat them with the long rawhide
sjaiubok he alwaj's carries. After the
fight he sought out the men aud apolo
gized to them. At Undley he ordered
his brother. General Feter De Wet, to
move his commando to a certain posi
tion. The brother questioned the ad
visability of the movement, and the
commandant general promptly appoint
ed another general to take his place,
whereupon Fetor De Wet surrendered
to the British.
By his men he is regarded as the
greatest humorist in the commandos,
and they are constantly enjoying his
jokes. Not long ago he promised three
prisoners their freedom if they agreed
to carry a message to their general.
The message which the British general
read was: "Please chain these three
men. I am catching them every day."
In April he and 13 of his men rode to
De Wetsdorp. where he was born, for
the purpose of visiting his father. Late
in the evening they discovered that
McQueenie's Irish fuslleers, 300 strong,
occupied the town. Promptly he sent
this grim message to the British com
mander: "Surrender or we shall annex
you." At sunrise next morning De
AVet had his entire commando on the
spot, and after a short battle the
fuslleers were captured. While he was
leading his forces northward from
Wepener to Thabanchu, with the
British in close pursuit, he received
a message from one of the comman
dants in the rear asking for re-enforcements
for that part of the hard press
ed column. De Wet replied, "If you
can't fight your vay through, you
deserve to be caught." After capturing
vast quantities of stores and clothing,
4,000 shells and enough small arms
ammunition to supply his army for
more than two years on his own farm
at Rooivaal in June De Wet remarked
to one of his generals, "That's a better
crop than I ever raised on that place
in peace times." Even in his favorite
way of giving a command to move,
"Come, let ns scoot!" there is a touch
of humor, for the last word is one
he has borrowed from his enemy's lan
guage. His popularity with his men is the
direct result of his many acts of kind
ness to them. He tries to please every
body except when his duty forbids,
and then he follows his own plans,
even though he is without a single sup
porter. He is a burgher among the
burghers, aud there is not a vestige of
officialdom around him. The poorest
man in his camp may speak to him,
without even saluting, at any time or
on any topic, and the commandant
general will give his personal attention
to the Inquirer's wants. His three
sons who are with him are probably
the only men in his commaudos who
do not call bim Chris when address
ing him, and he hardly ever speaks to
any one unless he has first grasped
the man's hand hi greeting. Such
good fellowship in other armies would
be fatal to discipline, but in tbe Boer
army it is provocative of a .corps spirit
that binds men together more firmly
than the strictest regulations could do.
His kindness to his own men is not
more marked than that which be be
stows upon British soldiers who fall
into his hands. It is almost a craze
with him to treat prisoners with the
utmost respect and kindness in order
that his enemy may have no just
grounds for sayiug that he conducts a
dishonorable warfare. He Insists that
the prisoners shall receive better ra
tions than his own men, and he will
not allow one of them to walk while
there Is a conveyance In the camp.
Once, near Wepener, he ordered that
the only wagon with the commandos
should be cleared of its burden of am
munition so that 20 British infantry
men might ride. Realizing that the
outside world can hear from him only
through British reports, he is zealous
in conducting such an honorable cam
paign that even his enemy must ac
knowledge his uprightness.
Since almost every British general
has been pitted against him at some
time or another, General De Wet has
had ample opportunities for judging of
their relative merits. He has a great
contempt for Lord Roberts, Lord
Kitchener, whom he missed capturing
In June by a- mere hairbreadth; Me-
thuen and Baden-Powell. For General
French, the great cavalry leader, he
has a profound respect. Him he ad
mires sincerely. "I do not think they
will ever catch me," he said three
months ago, "but if any one does I
hope the man is French. And I should
like to capture him! I would not re
lease him. I'd compel him to ride by
my side, so that I might admire him
all the time."
During the last year about 79,000
tons of sugar were produced In the
United States, 30,000 tons of which
were contributed by 22 cane sugar
mills, and 40,000 tons formed the out
put of 20 beet sugar works, only 16
of which -were completed in time to
avail themselves of the entire crop.
Twenty-two more beet sugar mills are
now either built or building. ,
The following firms are recommended to readers of The Ar
gus as prepared to serve patrons to the best possible
advantage, and worthy of business confidence:
H. 8. KACHKaBT
In town to
1605 Second avenue.
Kock Island, 111.
Ask your Gro
cer for it and get
a Cook Book free.
Baits made to
Cleaning and re
done at oweat
Hull & Co.
S. A. MAGER
Second ave. and
AOADEMY OF THE
conducted by the
sisters of the visi
tation. S939 Fifth
avenue. Kock Is
land. The Acad
tbe new academy
will be opened
Monday, Sept. 18.
MURIO, ART. EL
and tbe languages.
i dr i rsf 1
Gocd for Everybody, Men, Women and Children.
An Innovation In Travel.
Much to the discomfort of South
ern tourists there has never been
through sleeping cars or through
coaches run from Chicago or any
other point north of the Ohio
river to Florida without change.
Commencing Jan. 14, 1901, how
ever, the SOUTHERN RAILWAY
and connecting lines will place in
service a SOLID VESTIBULED
TRAIN consisting of composite
baggage car, Pnllman sleeping
cars, Dining car, and Observation
car, running through from Chi
cago to St. Augustine, Fla., with
out change, via Cincinnati, Chat
tanooga, Atlanta, Macon, Jesup
and Jacksonville on the following
schedule, daily except Sunday:
Leave Chicago, 12:00 noon.
Leave Cincinnati, 8:40 p. m.
Arrive Jacksonville, 7:50 p. m.
Arrive St. Augustine, 8:30 p. m.
This train between Chicago and Cincin
nati will ran on alternate days over tbe
Monon and C, H. & it , Pennsylvania
and Big Four, leaving Chicago Mondays
and Thursdays via the Monon, Tuesdays
and Fridays via the Penrsylvania, ard
Wednesdays and Saturdays via tbe
Big Four. South of Cincinnati the
route will be over the beautiful Queen
& Cresoent to Jacksonville, and Florida
East Coast to SU Augustine.
Parties living outside of Chicago can make
sleeping car reservations as far in advance as
desired by addressing ticket agent of any of
the lines mentioned bove or oeorge R. Allen,
A. G. P. A., Southern railway, St. Louis Mo.,
or J. C. Beam, Jr., N. W. P. A., Southern
railway, 2 Dearborn street, Chicago, Ills.
THEYTASTE VERY lA
24th St. and
3rd Ave. Rock
AND ALL KINDS
Hides, wool ATal
low. Highest price
paid whether in
small or large
or car load lots.
ave. 'Phone 4902,
Rock Island, 111.
IF POISONOUS DRUGS HAVS FAILED
TO CURE TOU, TRT NATURE'S
PROP. W. A. JACOBS, tbe great
Magnetic Healer will cure you
of any disease in a short time with
out the use ol drugs.
Office: Flat No.
Office hours 10 to 12 a. m., Z. to G p. m.. .
and fl:Su to 8 p. m.
at moderate prl- HOUR MADS
L. A. BOOK Loaves
Seventh avenue. 2100 Fifth are.
A Crushed Fruit Laxative. The New Wonder
Mull's Lightning Pain Killer Cures Chillblaines
eauty Is Uppermost.
Is the work of the Rock Island Steam
Laundry. By modern methods and care
ful and skilled help their laundry work
Is the best that Is turned out In this vicin
ity. Their services Is prompt and patrons
are treated with courtesy.
ROCK ISLAND STEAM LAUNDRY.
BAUERSFELD A SEXTON. 1814 Third Avenue. Telephone 1293.
Hock Island. HI.
Incorporated Under the
Mohet Loaned Oh Psbsokal Collateral Ob Real Estate Seoueitt.
J. M. Buford, President.
John Crubaugh, Viea President.
P. Greenawait, Cashier.
Be an business July t, 1390, and occupied
8. K. eomer of Mitchell
John VoIl & Co.,
Builders : : :
ALSO UAKUTACTUBES OW
Sash, Doors, Blinds and Mouldings;
Veneered and Hard Wood Floor
ing of AU Kinds.
Single and Double Strength Wlndo
Glass, Polished Plate, Beveled
Plate and Art Glass.
811-329 EIGHTEENTH STREET.
Tbe next session
7th, 1869. Philo
For terms and full
to REV. J. T. A.
W. T. MagM,
oaice In Masonic
B.00 to 12:00 a. m.
i0 to 4:80 p. m.
r. W. Goulder,
Asphalt and compo
sition doors. We ap
ply only the genuine
old style gravel roof.
OLD ROOFS RE
PAIRED. 1306 Fourth Ave.
Rock and, III.
Rock Island, jdl
Supervisor of musto
u public schools.
Private studio In V.
M- C A. building.
Office hours, 4 to 0
J?.1..7 H." D- m end
mil day Saturdays.
O. D. DOBAN,
work a specialty
a new invention.
t30 Bridge Avenue,
AVENPORT, I A.
E. F. Stroehle
Chicago papers de
livered and orders
taken for aU peri
odicals. 18X1 Third avenue
for Bad Health.
Four Per Cent Paid on
H. 8. Cable, Wm. Wlline
John Crubaugh, Phil Mitch
H. P. Hull, I- Simon,
E. W. Hurst, i. M. Buford
all el ton Jsekaon and Hurst.
Estate of James Milton Silvia, deceased.
Tbe undersigned having been appointed ad
ministratrix of the estate of J ames Milton fail
vis, late of the county of Rock Island, state of
Illirols, deceased, hereby gives notice that she
will appear before the county court of Rock
Island county, at tbe county court room, lo
the city of Rock Island, at the April term,
on the first Monday In April next, at which
time all persons having claims against said
estate are notified and requested to attend,
for the purpose of having the same adjusted.
Ail persons Indebted to said estate are re
Quested to make Immediate payment to the
Dated this 11th day of February, A. D. 1901
Maggib Pobtkr, Administratrix.
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