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r THE AEGUS, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1902.
S OF A
Mr. President, ladies and gentlemen
of the Forty-fifth Annual Festival of
the Scott County Pioneer association:
Good ancients, you by resolution
requested me to publish my talks and
acts. I, here perforin the task.
Our meeting's are a family meetiujj
io plainly talk over the lontf past; an
act that cannot be performed by oth
ers. Xo substitute can fill the cast.
Our president, Jessie Armill, lias
given us an interesting history of
his protracted journey from civili
tation to the then late home of the
Indian". His landing here at brim
stone Corner, his log cabin days, and
the opening up of a farm where the
wild deer and the wolf roamed, to in
time-possess u store-house of wheal
and corn, but no mill to grind it until
I came from the sea to erect them.
Judge lirannan has, in his masterly
address, given us the early history of
our once Louisiana, and traced it
down to its state of Iowa.
To possess the capacity to store up
history, and the quintessence of the
arts and sciences, and the intellect
of the wise and great, and the ability
to impart this knowledge to others
of far greater value than are the
mines of Ophir. where this day, l'.iOl.
Great Britain is copiously shedding
warm, smoking human blood for Kui
pire. The gold of the mountains, the
pearls of the ocean, and the silver of
the mines, are but dross when com
pared with intellect; for intellect ap
Cicero was a wise man a great
man., lie hid himself in a coal cellar
and tilled his head with - Knowledge.
I advise all to imitate Cicero.
1 have this day. and constantly
previously, been solicited to name oc
currences and individual acts of the
In speaking of an ever active life
duriug nearly a century, it will be
necessary to cut all down to the verg.
of dest ruction, for a multiplicity of
events sufficient to bewilder the im
agination could be laid before you.
Many members of this association
have given the people of a new world
useful lessons of the distant past, and
every speaker has added an interest
ing line to history, and old sailor, I,
without any more preliminary talk,
will give a small portion of the scenes
and acts of my past that may add a
line to history.
We do not assemble here to speak
of the performances of others, of
(ira. (irant, or the Duke of Welling
ton, but to tell of the number of acres
of land we plowed and the number of
Indian scalps we took.
At this day, my slumber on downy
couches, and feast on rare luxuries,
thoughtless of the pilgrims of Ply
mouth Hock, and if the frontier pio
neers, who suffered hardships and pri
vations, even unto death, to procure
those blessings for a coming eople.
and enable them to rest at ease and
secure beneath the folds of an un
The pioneers laid the foundation
and created the state, the county and
the city laws, through vast work, anil
The last solemn rites over the re
mains of the late Henry Wohlert.
who suddenly succumbed to intes
tinal typhoid Tuesday night, after
less than eighteen hours' illness, were
held at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon
from the residence of his brother-in-law,
Gerhardt Schmalhaus. 509 West
Fifteenth street, under military aus
pices. Gustar Donald pronounced
the eulogy. The casket was buried
beneath a mass of flowers, among the
tributes being those of the mail car
riers, and postoffice forces, and the
comrades of Company B, in which the
deceased served during the Cuban
campaign. The attendance at the ob
sequies was large, and among those
who were present must be noted the
entire carrier force of the postoffice,
which worked harder prior to the fu
neral, and worked, all the harder
after it to distribute the mail, in or
der that the deceased comrade might
be fittingly honored by their pres
ence. The ex-Philippine soldiers of
the. city, Spanish-American Service
men, and Company B were also pres
ent. The funeral was under the mil
itary auspices, taps being sounded at
the grave in the City cemetery. The
pallbearers were Messrs. Emil
Schmidt, Christ Lop per. Fred Yoll
iner, Lee Nebergall, John A. Miner
and Theodore Bosche.
The hearing of the. case of the
state vs. John Sessous, the bartender
at August Karll's place on Second and
Perry streets, who was accused by
Martin Karruski, a Russian, of re
taining $50, which was given him to
keep until called for, was tried, after
several continuances, before Justice
J. S. Altman yesterday morning.
Sessous is, a. big fellow with a bad
foot, and his foot called for one con
tinuance of the case. He had two
dogs with him as a bodyguard at the
hearing. The charge against , him
-was larceny as bailee. The big fel
low, who acted as bartender at Karlls
place, was given $50 by the Russian to
keep for him until he should call for
it. This cwnstituted him a bailee.
When the Russian again asked, for
his $50, he was-told by Sessous that
it had been returned to him, which
Historical f Incidents .Tnt Ho.ve .Been Crowded
built up a finished world in a wilder
ness, for the profit and comfort of a
The real pioneers of Scott countj-.
who faced the hardships and priva
tions of territorial days, hy my count
now number but nineteen, and soon,
very soon, this small remnant must
sink beneath the horizon of time to
join their coworkers on eternity
vast sea, and naught will remain
save a second generation and pio
neers through marriage, who should
have been known as honorary mem
bers and avoid the confusion that is
sure to arise. The second genera
tion knew but few hardships. They
had a father's and a mother's care
in their young days. I do not count
my children, born here in early ter
ritorial lays, as pioneers for they are
not, and should I be the last sur
vivor of the. real pioneers, I here
will the gold mounted cane, the an
cient scepter of the order, to the
Davenport Academy of Science.
I have associated and worked with
revolutionary soldiers, and heard
them rehearse the horrors of that daj
and also those of the whisky wars of
1794 and 1750. and those of our short
war at sea with France, which com
menced in 179S, and was brought
to a close by Xapcdeon I. in
1799, in which we showed
our superiority. I have associated
with our soldiers of 1S12. and those of
Napoleon the First, and the Duke ol"
Wellington in Spain, and also those of
Napoleon the Third; and have sailed
with sailors and mariners if our war
of 1812. and with those of our war
with the Dey of Algiers in 1814, and
obtained from them unwritten but
interesting and important bistort
which now flashes before my mind as
streaks of vivid lightning.
1 never was a boy. I threw off my
homespun infant slip to step on the
stage of active life to deal with men
and harness the wind.
1 never smoked a cigar or used the
smallest portion of tobacco in my
life. 1 neer claimed my portion of
intoxicating drink. For one period of
twenty-live years, and during the last
ten years 1 did not, have not tasted .1
single drop of wine, beer or any kind
or alcoholic drink. My weaker moth
er or sisters did not require it.
Wisdom told me at an earlv age to
not drink distilled drink from rotten
mash, or half rotten malt, but to
drink the pure water of the river, the
running brook, and the cistern water
that was distilled in God's distillery
in the sky.
Those who have to contribute their
money and health to pay a mulct tax
are abject slaves. Those who drink
from God's pure fountain are free
men. no corruption courses in their
veins to contaminate their brain.
I was the mover by ordinance in
the council and the sole advocate to
endeavor to check the liquor traffic
by placing a license of $200 on each
saloon, which was done by a majority
of one. but not long to linger. It was
cut down to $50 by foreign Ameri
cans. In the early years of the past cen- I
the Russian denied in court. In con
sequence Sessous was required to
either return the money or stand for
the result of his larceny. He stood
pat, ilenying that he had retaiued the
money given him by the Russian, and
stoutly maintaining that he had re
turned it to the erstwhile subject of
the czar. The evidence submitted
was sufficient in Justice Altman":
mind to warrant the holding of Ses
sous to the .November grand jury in
the sum of $300 bonds.
F. J. McCullough has returned from
a several (lavs' visit to Chicago.
J. T. Martens has moved to Walcott,
after a residence of 20 years in this
John L. Mason is attending the
Carriage Makers convention at Min
neapolis. Adam Stafenbiel is spending a 10
day respite from police duty with
friends in St. Paul.
John A. Miner and Herman Wulff,
of the postoffice carrier force, arc
enjoying their 15-day vacation.
Mrs. J. Carmichael, of Clinton, is
visiting with her daughter. Mrs. Kath
erine Carmichael, of 228 East Thir
Mrs. C. C. Davis and Mrs. Willard
Mitchell, accompanied by Rev. C. C.
Davis, of the Christian chapel, left
Thursday evening for Omaha, where
they will attend the convention of
that church today and through Sun
day. Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Holt were be
reaved Wednesday by the death of
their 9-days-old son. Donald Mao
phail. Their many friends will read
thus . announcement with, much sor
row, and extend them sincere sympa
thy. Horatio X. Spratt, a remnant of his
former self, once well known as the
best salesman on the road, but now
an object of pity as the victim rf
strong drink, was sent before Justice
Altman yesterday morning. Detec
tive Mullane picked him up sadly in
ebriated and unkempt, Thursday
tiryt. when our mothers' made our
clothing, spun the wool and made our
stockings, we had no strikers to
bring 'distress on their families and
injure whole communities. We had
very few paupers and no nnarcliists,
and most all the people then owned
their homes. But many things have
l-hanged since George III. was king,
and Madison was president.
Tn the neck of primitive woods
where I resided in 1821, all the inhabi
tants, men, women and children, went
almost insane over the question of
superior power and ability. Athlet
ic contests, fox, coon and wildcat
hunting, spelling schools, - and corn
husking contests numbered with
It is natural in man to desire to ex
cel his fellow man. Some build fast
boats, and some sail to the frozen
zone hunting for the north pole. The
contagion seized on me severely, and
1 there aud then resolved to enter in
to not less than half a century's con
test and hard training . in every
branch of learning, embracing the
sciences, mechanics, and all useful
arts, so as to be able to challeng
with confidence any man in the
world, and although I possessed less
than twenty dollars, I placed the
stake to be contended for at not less
than fifty thousand dollars. The sum
won to be given to the poor.
1 earned the fifty thousand dollar
stake and over in far less time, ami
with less trouble than I had antici
pated. Oh how long and hard have
1 worked and trained for the ascend
ency in the contest.
In the early twenties of the last
cent ury, I procured a berth in the oi
der department of an extensive build
ing firm. A valuable school for use
I feared my opponent might be- n
navigator or n soldier, so I procured
by purchase and by charter works on
chemistry, astronomy, ancient am!
modern history and other works, anJ
early went to sea as a sailor, and on
the battle field of -Mexico as a sol
dier, anil for scientific knowledge and
business, 1 crossed diagonally over
the Alleghenies and the Sierre Madre
mountains twice, and went aloft the
topmost peak of the Andes.
During twelve years I saw no ice or
snow save off Cape Horn and on the
mountain summit. To rehearse my ad
ventures at sea would consume the
balance of this day and the coming
night. I do not pose before you as a relic
of the past, nor do I name acts mid
work of lwast. but merely as facts,
as I might say, I cast anchor in a
bay, or sailed a boat on the heaving
bosom, of the sea. .
In connection with other studies. 1
had studied architecture and in the
early thirties, when I left the sea, I
entered into the building business in
New Orleans. I, as contractor ami
as owner, erected so large a number
of buildings, that without time to
calculate. I cannot .here count them.
I. in New Orleans, erected for my
self eight fair dwelling houses, one
warehouse and one store. In my
night, and now. after vain personal
efforts to curb his appetite, he may
be given the aid of the new state law
in the endeavor. Justice Altman sen
him into the care of the sheriff, and
in all probability he will be commit
ted as an inebriate under the stat
ute. Shortly before ti o'clock yesterday
morning Rudolph I'ergert passed
away at the family home, 521 West
Second street. He was a native of
Davenport ami was 26 years of age,
but for the past year had been an
invalid. He is survived by his par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Bergert.
three brothers, John, Theodore and
Herman, and four sisters, Mrs. II.
Thompson, of Manning, Iowa, Laura,
Delia and Hulda.
The death of Claim Juergens occur
red yesterday morning at his home,
1512 West Second street. He had
been sick for about twelve years and
for the past five years had been con
fined to his room. His wife, Chris
A warrant was issued . in Justice
Hall's court yesterday afternoon for
the arrest of Frank Brown, who has
been living in a shanty on City isl
and. The information was filed by
Mrs. Drown, the-wife, of the defend
ant. She alleged that her husband
threatened to kill her Thursday night
at their home; that he said he would
not only kill her, but would chop her
up with a hatchet. Mrs. Drown say?
her husband lions' of being a bad
man and that she is afraid he will
carry his threats against her into execution.-
Constable Kumsey served
the warrant on Mr. Drown.
Yesterday afternoon at 5 o'clock at
his office -''Squire J y- Altman per
formed the marriage ceremony .for
John S. Carlson and Hannah J. Lar
son, lwth of Geneseo, 111. The groom
is a farmer.
Harry Fulton, , United States mar
shall, came to. Davenport yesterday
noon from Keokuk and arrested John
McDonald, clerk of Cedar Camp No.
2T, Modern Woodmen of America, on
the pharge of opening the-mail of
Samuel It. Darnell, an okl soldier who
lives At 707 Christy street. Mr. Mc
Into the Remarkable Life of A. C. Fvilton.
work for others, I erected on Maga
zine street, in New Orleans, what wa
known as the Arcade that cost over
one hundred thousand dollars. Our
veteran citizen. A. F. Mast, can know
ngly 8"ve you the history and extend
of this edifice. Within its extensive
Exchange hall, 1 have seen two auc
tioneers selling African slaves at the
I erected a cotton press just atthe
change of times, that cost over
eighty thousand dollars, and I lost
one payment of eleven thousand dol
lars, with $2.50 cost of protest added.
Here I exhibit to you the ancient ob
ligation, dated 1S7. This eleven
thousand dollars at that day was
equal to one hundred thousand at this
day. And here is the promissory
note of the once big importing firm of
Reese & DeLange. of Camp street.
New Orleans, for the sum of $202.97,
paid ami protested by old Sailor 1.
I here hold in my hand three small
building contracts that happen to be
preserved out of many. They arc
dated New Orleans 1841 and lSi2,
consideration $20,000, about one haif
of the cost of the same work at this
day. No eight hour pauper time at
These ancient contracts and their
specifications will teach a lesson to
the builders of this day, 1901.
T had building contract's with the
city, the parish, and the state oT
Louisiana. The history too length
here to name.
1 must here run off my course to
say I had gangs of negro slaves, who
hired their time from their masters,
who were skilled workmen in every
branch of building especially brick
layers, who, as all round workmen,
were superior to the whites of that
city, and on visits to that city in later
years, I found ex-slaves, nnd other
negroes as large contractors. I know
for I trained in all things beneath
and above the clouds for the ascend
ency in all knowledge, and 1 am now
I here exhibit to you live deeds for
land purchased by me in New Orleans,
which 1 happen to preserve out of
many, most of them having been
handed over to purchasers.
The consideration of one is $9.MK',
recorded in is:;6. also a like deed, con
sideration $1,400. recorded ill 1S:17.
also one for $SS0. recorded in lS.'t'.t,
and one, the consideration is $2,500.
recorded in 1S3H. anil one the con
sideration is $j.4.")(), recorded in 1S30
The sixth is worthy of note. It is is
sued by George Louis Gilbert Deniot
tier Lafayette, a member of the
chamber of deputies, residing in the
kingdom of France, and obtained by
inheritance from his father. Major
General Lafayette, and Madam Fran
coise Kmilie Destutt ile Tracy, parts
with all her matrimonial dotal pra
It is known to very few of our here
mongrel population, that the I'nited
States, as a compliment, voted Gen.
Lafayette lands in Florida and Loui
siano, for which a patent was issued
by President J. Q. Adams, on the
Donald was immediately taken over
to the office of I'nited States Com
missioner Arthur G. Rush nnd given a
preliminary hearing. Inside of 20
minutes he was a free man again, the
commissioner deciding that the evi
dence was not sufficient to hold him.
The trouble arose over the fact th.it
Mr. McDonald, who had been depu
tized by Mr. Darnell to look after his
pension correspondence, had opened
a letter containing a pension check.
Deafness Cannot be Cored.
by local applications, as they cannot
reach the diseased portion of the ear.
There is only one way to cure deaf
ness, and that is by constitutional
remedies. Deafness is caused by an
inflamed condition of the mucous lin
ing of the eustachian tube. When
this tube gets inflamed you have a
rumbling sound or imperfect hearing,
and when it is entirely closed deaf
ness is the result, and unless the in
flammation can be taken out and this
tube restored to its normal condition,
hearing will be destroyed forever:
nine cases out of 10 are caused by
catarrh, which is nothing but an in
flamed condition of the mucous sur
faces. We will give $100 for any case of
deafness (caused by catarrh) that
cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh
Cure. Send for circulars, free.
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O.
Sold by druggists, 75 cents.
Hall's Family Pills are the best.
Forty Years' Torture.
To be relieved from a torturing dis
ease after 40 years torture might
well cause the gratitude of anyone.
That is what DeWitt's Witch Hazel
Salve did for C. Haney, Geneva, Ohio.
He says: "DeWitt's Witch Hazel
Salve cured me of piles after I had
suffered 40 years." Cures cuts, burns,
wounds, skin - diseases. He ware of
counterfeits. All druggists.
liook Out for Fever.
Biliousness and liver disorders at
this season may be prevented by
cleansing the system with DeWitt's
Little Early Risers. These famous
little Pills do not gripe. Thev move
the bowels gently, but copiously, and
by reason of the tonic properties give
tone and strength to the glands. All
Fourth day of July, 1825, and 1 pur
chased a portion of the Louisiana
land. In lh24 I called on the renown
wd Gen. Lafayette to thank him for
his arduous service he rendered to
In 1SD9, I purchased two tracts of
land, embracing 160 acres each, in
Ohio, as records witness. I purchased
and paid for the land as early as 1831,
and as early as 1831, with others,
chartered the ponderous towboat of
the (iulf of Mexico, the Grampus.
I never received a dollar that I did
not earn. I even bestowed my in
heritance to others.
In 1840 the city of New Orleans
levied a special, or frontage tax of
$306.40 against some tf my property.
1 felt that one-half of the claim wa.s
unjust. Suit was entered against me
by the city.
At that day we were virtually under
the Code Napoleon, as we had stipu
lated with France in her sale of Loui
siana to us in 1S03, that all laws then
in force should remain so up to 1S33,
and many of them were then in force.
Those laws were created for the em
pire, the territory, not the people.
I called on two different attorney:-:
of merit to defend me. Both were
willing, but both told me that under
my own showing I had no hope of a
decree in my favor. 1 could not see i
in that light, and although my limit -of
answer was reduced to twenty-four
hours, I drew up and for the first
time in my life entered the in
side of a court house ami filed my jh.-
titiou, but 1 had lieen the judge of a
court on the ocean to condemn to
So I personally met the long ex
perienced city attorney, Xlr. Kawl, at
the bar of justice, and obtained a de
cree as 1 prayed for. To not check
the city's progress, I proposed to pay
the city just half of this claim, which
the city council accepted. 1 here pre
sent to you the adjusted bill dated
New Orleans. Feb. 2tth, lstu. Those
of you who desire can see those anci
ent, but perfect papers at my office.
I could not have been a very ol.l
man in 1S3I5, when I earned and paid
the $9,000, yet 1 was on deck and in
command, and had been there seven
In 1S3S, I sailed from New Orleans
to Charleston, thence to New York
City, then I traveled inland from New
York City through New Jersey, a
portion of Pennsylvania, over the Al
leghenies diagonally, through a por
tion of Virginia, thence through Ohio.
Indiana. Illinois to St. Louis. Missouri.
I halted at the then capital of th
state of Illinois, at Yandalin. on tlu
Kaskaskia river, to see and hear the
process of law making, as the state
legislature was in session. I there
purchased K0 acres of land from
Uncle Sam, a few miles south of the
1 took steamboat at St.-Louis for
New Orleans. She was snagged and
sunk in the lower Mississippi. One
lady, a cabin passenger was drowned,
two injured and the balance of lis.
over due hundred, were only water
soaked. MOLINE MENTION
Mrs. Laura Cooper, of Cordova, is
visiting Mrs. Charles DcDruyne, 52.1
Mr. ami Mrs. R. A. Robinson, of
Denver, Col., who have been visiting
in Molinc, have gone to Chicago.
Mrs. Florence Magill Wallace left
yesterday for the east, after having
visited with her parents for about
Mrs. Eli Thompson. 1424 Sixteenth
street, is in Geneseo to visit her lis
ter, Mrs. John Dibbern, of that place.
Mrs. H. 1. Oakley, 1316 Fifeenth
street, who has been visiting Mrs. K.
M. Clark, of Fulton, 111., has re
Mr. and Mrs. II. A. Ainsworth en
tertained a large conijuiny at six-
hand euchre Thursday evening, the
play .being at eight tables. A. L.
Moore captured the gentlemen's first
prize. C. J. Cooper second prize. F. W.
Gould lone hand honors, and Gcorg"
Dunn consolation. Mrs. Robert Ene
gren won ladies' first honors, Mrs. J.
H. Samuels second. Miss Marguerite
Hill lone hand, and Mrs. Stanley
Mrs. W. W. Williams, of 903 Twenty-fifth
street, entertained the mem
bers of the Tri-City S. C. IJ. club. A
luncheon was served, after which
Miss Agnes O'Brien, of this city, en
tertained the company with instru
mental music. The next meeting will
be held with Mrs?.J)ctenberg, of Rock
Manager White, of the Moline high
school football team, received word
yesterday that Geneseo had broken
its date with Moline for today and
that the Moline-Genesco game would
have to be called off.
A movement is on foot among
members of the Retail Merchants. as
sociation to provide a brilliant and
permanent light scheme in the busi
ness districts on nights when the
stores are open and on occasions of
In the thirties, I united and placed
a small sum of money with several
big men of wealth and standing and
established a journal, the True Ameri
can, in New Orleans. After placing
their big money, and employing a
learned editor, John Gibbons,
they concluded that their work ended.
Some went to Europe, and others
went to their plantations and left
their journal to run wild without a
compass or a rudder.
One instance I must name. I had
been all day hoisting heavy timbers
on to a building with twelve negro
slaves that I employed; an official
from the American office called on me
and said the editor-in-chief had taken
an overdose of brandy punch and that
he had pledged the editor if the Bee
to pitch into him in his next number.
I informed the distressed caller that I
was well posted on the subject, anil
with the permission of all hands, I
would do the "pitching in," which '
1 was greatly pleased with the next
number of the Dee, a journal pub
lished in French and English, for it.s
renowned editor, who stood high hi
the ranks of the professional writers
untrer a conspicuous heading, pro
nounced my editorial to be a lumber
yard of literature. This gave me an
opening and I brought to my min i
many telling words from Webster.
and framed them according to Mur
ray. and I went at the eminent editor
with the acute end of vengeance, ami
according to my vision. I took thi
hide off the widely known and talen
ted editor, and hung it on a thorn
When my high-minded opponent of
the "Dee" learned that a sailor had
given him the telling blows, he grew
moody and threatened to commit
suicide, but his friends persuaded him
not to act rashly on account of a
bronzed and hard-handed sailor.
In my early days training, I had to
appear on the stage as an actor, and s
advanced to a point wherein I became
one of the proprietors of the irand
marble structure. " the ancient Arch
street theatre of Philadelphia (see
When common judgment told me
that whilst I might rate as a number
one sailor, or perhaps a captain. I
would linger below zero and waste my
life as an actor, and I returned to the
sea, the sailor's Alma Mater.
I will pass over a world of work
and adventure; some of which, ii:
tragedy, are almost beyond belief, to
tell you that I shipped from New Or
leans and arrived here at Davenport,
after a change of boats, on the steam
er Agness. Capt. Wood, on the Fourth
of July, 1S42, and during sixty years
next Fourth of July, 1 have camped
here on the renowned Dlack Hawk's
(To be Continued.)
She was sitting up with a sick man,
No professional nurse was she.
Simply sitting up with her love-sick
Giving him Ilocky Mountain Tea.
T. II. Thomas' pharmacy.
special festivities. The scheme is
carried out in Dubuque and . other
progressive cities and is designed to
turn night into day and make shop
ping after supper more popular than
ever on Wednesday and Saturday ev
enings. It is proposed to string
wires 110 feet apart between all op
posite telephone poles on Third ae
nue from Fifteenth street to Nine
teenth street, on Fifteenth street
south to Sixth avenue and on Sixth
avenue east to Nineteenth street, and
on each cross wire to place upward
of fifteen incandescent lamps. A
switch would be located in one store
to turn on this brilliant light scheme.
The local chapter of the Daughters
of the American Revolution is about
to put into practice one of the ob
jects of the order, that of marking
historic points of interest. By the
time the Moline, East Moline & Wu
tertown Railway company has Camp
bell's island improved so that it wi.l
be a place of attraction, the ladies
of Moline chapter will have plans for
mulated by which they will be able
to erect a monument or something
else in the line of a permanent work
in honor of Lieut. Campbell and his
colleagues, who in July, 1844. started
on three barges up the Mississippi
river from St. Louis and fought a
bloody battle with the Indians on and
near this island. The idea was taken
from the Rock Island chapter, which
only a few months - ago erected a
monument on the west point of the
government island, since which tinm
it has gained manj- compliments from
passers-by who have noticed it.
At the annual meeting of the Busi
ness Men's association Thursday ev
ening directors for the new year
were elected as follows: F. A. Burg
ston, C. E. White, James P. Pearson.
C. C. Coyne, C. F. Grants. These gen
tlemen met last evening to elect offi
cers. A change was made in the offi
cials by merging the offices of secre
tary and treasurer, and instead of
paying the secretary a salary of $2')
a month his pay is abolished and the
treasurer will be given one-fourth of
all dues he collects. It was decided to
rent.Warr's hall for the monthly
meetings. The membership decided
to give a smoker instead of the au
nual banquet, the quarters of the Mo-
Saturday, Oct. 18.
Matinee and Night.
And a splendid supporting company
RJp VeLn Winkle.
Prices 2Sc, 50c, 75c. and ft.
Matinee 25 and 50 cents All seats re
served. Seats on sale at l.nnois Mnoser.
DtRiCTiON CrtAnBERUN.KiNDT . Company.
Sunday, Oct. 19.
The Secret Dispatch,
By David Higgins, author of
"Up York State" and
Prices 25c, 35c and 50c.
Seats on sale at the Illinois Smoker Satur
day morning at l o'clock.
Chicago Dental Company
If you are in need of dental work
call on us before poinjf elsewhere as
we can save you .money. We use
nothing but the best of material and
our work is guaranteed to be first
class in every respect. If you are in
need of a set oi teeth call ana be our
thin elastic plate. We guarantee it
to fit in all cases and when all others
have failed. We never ask you more
than our prices below.
Cement fillings 25C
Bone filling 25C
Platinum filling SOC
Silver fillings SOC
Gold fillings, 1 and up $ t.OO
Gold crowns, 4 to 5 4.0O
Set of teeth, $5 and up 5.110
$15 set of teeth for 10.00
Office 1607 Second Ave.
Orer Speidel'a Drug Btora.
MUCH LIKE IO
Notlc of Publication Chancery.
State of Illinois, i
Bock Island County, I
In tbe circuit court. To the January term
A. n 1902.
Mary Brueekner vs. Charles Brueckner. la
Affidavit of the non-residence of Charles
Bruecicner. the above defendant, having been
Hied in tbe clerk's office of the circuit
court cf nald county, notice Is therefore
hereby given to the said non resident de
fendant that tbe comolaiuant Hied her bill
of complaint In kaid court, on tbe chancery
side thereof, on the 2d day of Ootnber, a.
1WO' and that thereupon a summons is
sued out of 8 aid court, wherein said suit
Is now pendiner, returnable on the nrst
Monday in the montn ot January next,
as Is by law required. Now. unless you.
tbe said non-resident defendant above
natnd, snail nersonaliy be ana appear
before said circuit court on the first
day of the next term thereof, to be
bolden at Rook Island In and f"r the Bald
county, on tbe first Monday In January
next, and plead, answer, or demur to
the said complainant's bii! of complaint,
the same and the matters and things therein
charged and stated will betaken as confessed,
and a decree entered against you, according
to the prayer of said bill.
UIUHOI vv . t Am mi., iiera.
Bock Island. Illiooii Oct. 2, ltKtt
W K Moohe, Coa.plainant's Solicitor.
line club being- available for that pur
pose, Messrs. S. S. Hoffman. W. A.
Dierolf and Max llosenfield beinff
named the committee to arranjre the
Rbenmatlsm Cnrect In 24 Hoars.
T. J. Blackmore, of Ha Her & Black-
more, Pittsburg, Pa., Kays: "A short
time since I procured a bottle of
Mystic (Jure. It got me out of the
house in 24 hours. I took to my bed
with rheumatism time months ago
and the Mystic Cure is the only meu-
icinc that did me any good. I had
UTe of the best physicians In the city,
but I received very little relief from
them. I know the Mystic Cure to be
what it is represented and take pleas
ure in recommending it to other poor
sufferers." Sold by Otto trotjan,
1501 Second avenue, Rock Island;
Gust Stnlegel & Sottj 20 W. Second