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THE ARGUS, SATURDAY. MARCH 14, 1908.
UP TO DATE Rl:
ROUND WORLD'S HAPPENINGS
A POPULAR NORTH GERMAN WINTER GAME.
TENTS OF WOMEN CONSUMPTIVE PATIENTS. N
THE KAISER CARRIED COAL.
V.'hile a boy at school the German
emperor was put on a footing of equal
ity with other lads of much humbler
rank. His clothes were generally rath
er shabby, as his parents were anxious
to keep him free from vanity and ex
travagance. And he had to take his
turn in fil'ing the grate with coal, like
the other scholars. It is'said that he
never resented this and showed no ob
jection to the ea-sy familiarity with
which his companions at Cassel were
allowed to treat him.
AN UNCONVENTIONAL PRINCE.
The picture fIiows a cunimnn winter scene in a north German villace. A
stake Is drivtn into the ice and a long; pole is attached to it. Two cart wheels j
are fastened to the stake, one to prevent it from sinking into the pond, the j
other to keep the pole in position. Sleds are fastened to the end of the Ions J
loie ana me rounciaooui is ready lor misint ss.
The picture Is from -a recent photograph of the tents used ly the women
patients nt the state hospital for consumptives at Ray Urook, N. Y. As may
he seen from the cut. the region is well adapted to the open air treatment.
WORK OF THE UNITED STATES RECLAMATION SERVICE.
A PREHISTORIC MEXICAN IDOL.
The grotesque figure shown herewith
was unearthed recently in Mexico and
Is supposed to antedate the sun wor-
A WONDERFUL WATER LADDER UP THE ALPS.
The picture shows what will i:c, when completed, one of the most wonder
ful enginering feats in the world. It is a scheme to connect the Italian city
of Genoa with Lako Constance, in Switzerland, by a 'system of canals. The
tubular canals will be constructed of masonry closed with iron gates. This
sketch shows the connection of locks and pipes.
IV 1 1 - 1 I " 1 1 ' I
The German crown prince has always manifested a tendency to be uncon
ventional, often to the disgust of his punctilious father, the kaiser. -His most
recent exploit has been to join the crowd of holiday coasters at the famous
Cresta run in Switzerland attired as he is shown herewith.
LARGEST BATTLESHIP EVER DESIGNED FOR AMERICAN NAVY.
sh liters of that country. A leading
English illustrated paper fancies that
in this curious relic there is a sug
gestion of President Roosevelt. That,
however, is only another explosion of
The cut shows the Minidoka dam with its regulating devices built re
cently by the government for irrigating purposes in Idaho. Hy means of this
improvement a great tract of valuable land has been reclaimed from Its
BIGGEST PROFESSIONAL INCOME
' The largest professional income in
the world 'is that of Mr. John Hays
Hammond, which Is no less than
Sl.000,000 a ar. Larger sums are
made by Investments or speculation,
but no other man receives so much for
personal services. Mr. Hammond,
whose name became familiar at tho
time of the Jameson raid, is a mining
engineer now living in New York.
Copyrigf.t. 13)7. by C. McKnight Smith.
The Delawi-.re, j.icturrd herewith, will not only be the largest ship in thj
American navy, but it will be ths biggest thins of tho kind afloat for awhile,
until its sister ship, the N'erth Dakota, is completed. Its broadside fire will be
25 per cent h'-nvier than that of the Rritish Dreadnought.
THE BATTLE OF PEA RIDGE
By a Man Who Fought in
the Ranks as a Private.
March 7, the 4Gth anniversaryvof the
beginning of the battle of Pea Ridge,
Henry Ketzle of Reynolds, one of the
survivors of that struggle, wrote to
Major C. W. Hawes of this city remin
ifctrnscs of the fight which The Argus
ia permit ted to publish. Companies
A and H of the 37th Illinois volun
teers, which participated at Pea Ridge,
were from Rock Island (ounty, and at
the close of the war the names of 33
members of Company A were cut into
the east face of the soldiers' nonu
mcnt in court house square. The late
Colonel Henry Curtis commanded
Company A at Pea Ridge 11 wotiPded
March 7, when Captain Herman Wol
fcrtz succeeded him. Mr. Ketzle was
a private and a brave and capable
one. His account of the battle, which
follows, reflects the view of the men
in the ranks: ' .
"Today being I he 4(Uh anniversary
of the battle of r4a Ridge, Ark.", I
cannot help but take a retrospective
view of the time since then. Jus'
think of it, the life of a generation
pone since we took part in that hard
contested fight, and in connection
with the above, I think I have now as
good an opportunity as nued be to ful
fill a promise given you some time
since, viz., to write a sketch of our
part taken in that battle, that is, the
part taken by J. C. Davis, command'
ing the division consisting of second
brigades of the 37th and ii'JLh lllinoi
with Peoria battery and the 8th, ISth
and 22d Indiana regulars, forming the
first brigade. In doing so I shall only
reier to what came under my own
observation and more so to our own
regiment, the 37th Illinois, and those
we came in immediate contact with
during that engagement. 'We all knew
that we had more than our hands full
anu l nave always round it more
profitable at such times to attend to
matters before me and let others do
-' Cookril Thrrr r:ivs Itntionx.
"On the morning of March 6, 1SG2
whije in camp in Sugar creek hollow
we received orders .to cook three
days' rations. During the afternoon
we .learned that Siegel was hard
pressed by, the combined forces , of
Trice, Van Dora and McCullough
Siegcl's command holding the ad
vance near Bentonville, Ark. In the
middle of the afternoon we were or
dered to fall back and take possession
of Sugar creek hill, facing tne main
road toward the south, from where
the rebels advanced. We commenced
to fortify approaches during evening
aim nignt, out morning snowed our
work way in vain, as the whole rebel
army had outflanked us on the left
by a rpad west and parallel to 'our
retreat and so knew what we had be
fore us. -When 'therefore on the fore
noon of Marpn 7 our forage train, un
der escort of some of Generaf Carr's
division, was stopped this side of Elk-
hoin tavern by Price's forces sta
tioned across the road, who opened
hi Can's command with shot and
shell. Siegel's forces being on the
left of Carr's were soon involved and
by 10 a. m. the battle of Pea Ridge or
Elkhorn was in full swing. After 12
in. there being somewhat, of a lull.
)ur brigade was ordered from where
we had fortified to near l-eetown.
where McCullough and Mcintosh, witl
his 3d regiment of Indianians, wor
crowding our men pretty hard.
After passing through Lcotcwn
while the 37th unslung knapsacks, thf
first .brigade deployed behind a rail
fenco facing north on cither side of a
road leading to the rebel forces, which
were still further north in the timber
beyond the field spoken of. The 37th
followed by the 59th filed into that
road, having on our left the fence ano
open field, wherein our Peoria battery
was stationed shelling the .'woods tc
the north of us. On our right was
tall timber with heavy ' scrub oak
brush. When about two-thirds the dis
tance down the lancj we filed into the
woods or timber with Company A on
the lead. Having en toted the under
brush somewhat more than the length
of the regiment we left fllanked. which
brought, us in lino of battle. Some of
Company A. noticing troops in jfron1
of us, wanted to fire, but were stopped
by an officer from Company B, who
cried out to us: 'Don't fire; they are
our own nwn,' he being deceived b
seeing some with blue overcoats on
that they had captured ths day before
from Siegel's men. But scarcely had
those words r been uttered and no
doubt heard by them as we were not
over 10 rods apart, w-hen we were
staggered by a heavy volley almos'
into our faces. On the. first volley
Captain Henry1 Curtis ordered .us to
lie down, and then wo let them have
it as fast as wo could load and puL'
triggers on our five-shoo! ing revolving
rifles with which, Company A as flank
ing company was armed with. Our
rapid fire disconcerted them somewhat
but being Texas and Louisiana bri
gades they soon commenced crowding
us back with hed'vy loss to the more
advanced companies. About this time
General Black had his arm shattered.
Hack we. fell, stilt firing, first up the
lane, then. over, the fences iuto the
open field, beyond' pur battery and up
to tnc fence, ruiyung east and west,
hard pressed by Johnniesjand Indians
in overwhelming numbers. But when
once over the fence, wo saw the Indi
road leading through Leetown to Elk- ana- boys rise up with a cheer' and
horn tavern, which place was directly
north and in our rear on the main
Texas & Springfield, Mo., telegraph
road, .and which road formed the only
practical outlet . through the Ozark
mountain range and commonly known
they poured It into tt pursuers, wltict
not only staggered and stopped them,
but also sent them' pell m'ell over the
same ground "they had chased us, the
more so as, about that time another
of their, leading generals. . McTntoBh
n n Til... 1. IT - II II v . . -
lu nu:uer rionow roaa. so you j nan. ranen. while about one hour b?
see wc were actually cut off from any , fore that General . Ben McCullou-h
was killed in front of the 3Gth Illinois,
one of Siegel's regiments. We drove
them till nearly sundown, when we
returned for our knapsacks and to
take care of our wounded; and we
found that Company A had lost five
killed, four "mortally wounded and 21
others more or less wounded, out or a
total of 51 which entered the battle.
The loss of the regiment was, I be
lieve, 31 killed and 119 wounded.
Members of Company A killed out
right were James Valentine, Josiah
Oliver, James Simpson, Isaac Wil
iams and John Wetzel. Those mor
ally wounded were Samuel D. Hedges.
Francis Cannon, Charles SclmUz and
Slept on Hare (irwuml.
"During , the night we slept on the
jare frosty ground, on our arms, not
uiowing what another day might bring
orth; for, although outnumbered at
very point, we didn't feel whipped
et. During the night rumors of all
sorts spread tnrough the camps, such
is that General Hunter with 20,000
nen was coming from Kansas into
he .rear of the rebels I suppose all
itculated to keep up our courage. At
my rate, dawn of the 8th of March
round us ready to renew the fight and
lo our duty whatever else might hap
en. And so, a little before sunrise,
Companies A and B of the 37ih were
irdercd into a field west of the Spring
leld road and fb level a rail fence in
mer 10 tnaine our oattcrv to go
'hrough and wheel into line. By the
ime we had done the leveling part,
ip they galloped, wheeled, and unlim-
jeren, and we, as supports, were order
ed to lay down behind the rail piies
we made. Just as the sun rose in tho
ast over Elkhorn ridge our battery
ired a sunrise salute of shells and
that our battery had their range we
could see by the commotion it caused
imong the rebels, as we could plainly
see them run to shelter. It took them
;ome time to answer, and when they
lid, they overshot us a good ways;
but every shot o theirs came closer
and closer till they spun alone th
ground in front of our piles and knock
ed them, oyer endways, and of course
scattered us in double-quick time
Having accomplished the object sought
for to feel them we, as well as the
battery, were ordered back, and final
ly rallied behind the 4th Iowa.
"During all this time Siegel had bis!
troops massed in line, and fed by their
cooks with a warm breakfast, whilst
we could look on with empty stom
achs. As soon as we were rallied,
Siegel's batteries opened with shot and
shell and kept it up till about 11
o'clock, when, the enemy showed signs
of weakening in their fire, after which
a general charge by the infantry was
ordered; and when we got to near
Elkhorn tavern, we found the Johnnies
in wild" retreat towards the southeast.
Our cavalry went in pursuit, taking
many prisoners. . ,
OntDimibrrrd Two in One.
"So ended the battle of Pea Ridge,
fought on our side with about 13,000 to
15.000 effective men imder Curtis, Sie
gel, Carr, Davis ;(nd Oberhans, whila
':'".;, I '
the rebs under-Van Dorn, Price
McCullough, according to their own
state men ffc numbered over 32,000 men.
We found those figures corroborated
by many of them that we met later on
in Louisiana arid Texas.
""Here let me add that tli? history of
this bloody and heroic struggle has
never been given the prominence it
deserved, nor have the general officers
who participated in it ever been re
warded until a very late period after
it, acording tt their merits. Here, like
everywhere, the jealousies and bicker
ings with political influence have eith-
r tarnished or held back the tame of
worthy ones. This hard contested bat
tle, being fought on the then western
frontier, and being the precursor of
other, union victories, was by them
overshadowed by those following
events; but in its bearings it had as
far-reaching effects as Gettysburg, or
any other so-calli decisive battle.
Those days, and. I believe, all through
the existence of the 'army of the fron
tier,' there never were any war corre
spondents with us. as our movements
were far too constant and arduous for
any of those gentry, and therefore we
did not get the puffs that ever herald
ed the doings of the army of the Po
tomac. Nevertheless, we did our duty
the same as the eastern troops, and
did- it well, as by the victory of our
troops we settled or rather scattered
and also revived the drooping spirits
of the north.
Just imagine Price and Van Dorn
successful, most of us prisoners or
paroled, while they were advancing
and increasing on their way to St.
Louis. Halleck would have recalled
Grant from Tennessee and every man
ftc could secure to make St. Louia
safe. What would A. S. Johnston have
done with Bucll? The loss of Pea
Ridge would even have affected the
doings of the army of the Potomac,
far away as they were -from us. But
the little, often ignored army of the
frontier did its full share of hard fight
ing, marching, and suffering under such
leaders as Generals Curtis, Siegel,
Carr, Davis, Osterhaus, Herron, Blunt,
Black and Post, and those of us left
now need never blush when any of
our doings are mentioned, provided the
truth is always stated."
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy is Both
Agreeable and Effective.
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy has no
superior for coughs, colds and croup,
and the fact that it is pleasant to take
and contains nothmg in any way in
jurious has made it a favorite with
mothers. W. S. Pelham, a merchant
of Kirksville, Iowa, says: "For more
than 20 years -Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy has been my-leading remedy
for all throat troubles. It is especially
successful in cases of croup. Children
take it and my customers who have
used it will not take any other." For
sale by all druggists.
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Kennedy' Laxative Cough Syrup acts
the rebel forces in the southwest for, gently yet promptly on the bowels and
nearly a wnoie season, and thereby reJ allays inflammation at the same time,
leased the greater part of our frontier It is pleasant to take. Sold by all
army to go to Grant, and other places, ' druggists.
County JUdge It. W. Olmsted pre
Estate' of Paul Oscar Esbjom. Cer
tificate of mailing copy of petition for
probate of will, on file. Troof of pub
lication of notice of probate of will
containing notice of application for a
dedinius protestatum. on file. Deposi
tion of Margaret Hasselquist, one of
the subscribing witnesses to said will,
taken in open court, and proof of ex
ecution thereof, filed. Ordered that a
dedimus protestatum issue to" Carl R.
Chindblom. a notary public at 100
Washington street, Chicago, 111., to
take the evidence of M. Wahlstrom, a
second subscribing witness to said will.
Cause continued pending the coming
in of said deposition.
Estate cf Amanda Schmidt. Proof of
publication cf notice of hearing on
final report on file of the date of Sept.
28, 1907. Claim of Mary Schmidt for
$1,256 satisfied and withdrawn, and
agreement in writing signed by all
legatees and devisees, except Mary
Schmidt, that the balance as shown by
the final report, amounting to $142.52,
lie turned over to Mary Schmidt Jn
satisfaction of her claim for $1,250,
filed. An agreement in writing of said
Mary Schmidt, to accept same, and re
ceipts acknowledging receipt of same,
filed. Final report approved. Estate
In re guardianship of Marvil Xoovis.
Petition of guardian of person for or
der on guardian of estate to pay cer
tain bills, filed and allowed.
Estate of Frank W. Gould. Notice
to set aside appraisement and widow's
Real Estate Transfers.
Robert Kane to John Powers, east
half of west half section 29-17-2w.
' John Powers to Robert Kane, lot C,
block 2, Bailey & Boyle's Second ad
dition. Rock Island. $10,000.
School trustees, 19 le. to William
Wilken, northeast northwest quarter
southwest section C0-19-2e. $1.
Miiria Schmidt to Henry Schmidt,
part .lot 2, block 2. Alday's addition.
East Rock Island, Moline. $25.
Henry Schmidt and others to Mary
Schmidt, east 22 feet lot 5. block 2,
Iday addition East Rock Island,
Henry Schmidt to, August Schmid.
west 43 feet lot '2, block 2, Alday's
addition East Rock Island, Moline. i.
Maria M. Schmidt to August
Schmidt, west 43 feet lot 2. block 2.
Alday's addition East Rock Island.
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Delicious. The walnuts, fifrs and JKLL
O can be boiisht. at any ood irrocery.
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family, and is very economical.
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