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THE ARGUS. SATURDAY OCTOBER 17. 1908.
REMINISCENCES OF EARLY DAYS IN THE LOWER END OF THE COUNTY
Paper Read Recently by Rev. T. R. Johnson, Longtime Edgington Presbyterian Pastor, Before Andalusia Memorial Association
: The people of Andalusia and vlcin
it have given form to a generous
thought, and a noble Idea, by organ
: iiiO the Andalusia Memorial and His
The.making of the past is history,
written and unwritten. The making
.of that part of the American nation
'embraced in Rock Island county west
and south of Rock Island was an un
dertaking ne'.'.her vain nor small,
i- How it wa-s done, and by whom, is
history; and the frequent reviewing
t.f that histo-y In meetings of the as
sociation, aul adding brief chronicles
tit current events, or interesting items
w!:ieh had n'Ji occured to writers of
former; years, may be, ought to be
very profitajl exercise.
Toe people of the present may well
profit by not'Pg the good deeds, and
even the mistakes, of those of a for
rrer generation. How former genera
te ns toiled r.nd won, suffered and en
dured, succeed and enjoyed the
fruits of the:.- labors, or were crushed
by disaster :nd defeat, should make
a lasting impression upon us; should
be a mighty stimulus to us to do and
to dare and persevere amid discour
aging circumstances, or "to be patient
and heroic, rnd hopeful under dis
tressing trials, adversities and disas
r us conditions. ,.
IliHtury an Teut-her.
History i3 a great teacher. The
past is a schoolmaster to every ob
ervant and willing learner.
Yet. we are constrained to say, when
we look dowi the vista: "The fathers,
vhere are tr-.ey? And the prophets,
do they live forever?"
Nay! "One generation passeth
away, and another generation cometh,
tut the eartj abideth for ever." .
It is true nlso now, as when uttered
'by the Great Teacher, that "other men
labored and we are entered into their
It means 'hat we are profiting by
the works of the people of former
generations. Are we making good use
of our heritage. ? Are ve learning our
lessons well? Are we building upon
the foundation laid for us, wisely, in
dustriously, economically with the
gold, silver and precious stones of
honesty, sobriety, fidelity, loyalty, in
dustry and charity? Or are we
squandering our patrimony, or letting
it run to waste?
These are questions which should
have our most thoughtful considera
lion, and should bear down upon us,
with much force, while our minds are
occupied with the, making of yester
day by the fathers and mothers who
rest from their labors, and whose
.works do follow them.
' What has, been done for us is often
referred to in conversation about the
past, but the half cannot be( told in
one discourse, or at one social meet
ing. There is always something of
interest left untold.
Even they who are accustomed to
, read between tjie lines do not rea l
the entire volume. Every subsequent
reading reveals something unnoticei
before. And so every meeting should
be of benefit to all the participants
who appreciate the good things, ma
terial and intellectual, provided by in
dividuals and communities of a former
Picture Money C'aunot Bny.
Pictures may be drawn in reminis
cent conversation which money can
In the case of some who have
.known our pioneers there are picturfs
: on the walls of memory that are not
painted on canvas. They are not seen
in the galleries of art, nor has th3
artist been found who can reproduce
them with pencil or with brush.
' They are life scenes in which prom
inent characters have been men and
; women possessing genius for hard
work; toilers in the vanguard of civ-
ilization; breakers of the prairies; fel
lers of. the forests; foundation layers
v of homes, and schools and churches,
towns and cities. They located farms
and improved them. They set up
landmarks, builded highways, planted
. ' orchards, erected dwellings, .bridged
streams, rearer families, made a coun
try. Who were they? Whence came
they? Whither have they gone?
.Their names are wortny of a place
on the scrolls of fame, but not beiiu
there inscribed they should be written
"en the pages of our own local history,
' and kindly remembered for what they
'were, and for what they did.
-" They should be written in our an
nals with ink that will not fade.
In the list there are many names,
?2nd in the' spelling of the names the
' initial letters summon into service al
' most every letter of the alphabet. The
writer has found it very interesting
'to con them over, and, from memory
Tiote those whom he has known, and
.'has- thought that it might Interest
others to see them, or to hear them
mention in this reading. They arei
A Agy, Ainsworth, Allen, Asay, An
derson, Armagost, Armstrong, Asquith,
Andrews, Attig, Ash, Adams. B
Bowman, Berger, Ball, Bateman. Bax
ter, Bopes, Brookman, Boney, Bough
ton, Brayton, . Bruner, Brown, Bcrul:
tinghonse, Biirgoyne, Buffum, Baker
Britton. Ballord. Bethurum. Brusso
Buhl, Burr, Bell, Burrall. Barkman,
Burroughs, Bahringer," Bowes, Breh-
mer. Bendle. Blaser. Bowser. Bisler.
Earnett, Blakely, Bishop, Beardsley,
Eognar. C Christy, Coffman, Cavelt;
Crabtree, Clark, Cobledick, Cozad.
Cobb, Cathcart, Carpenter, Crawford.
Cleland, Condon. Cole, Conkling, Cut
ler. Cypher, Collins," C-reswell, Castor.
Cushman, Chase, Candor, Carr, Clapp,
Conger. Cropper, Curry, Castle, Car
lisle, 1 Caruthers. "D Davis, Dunlap,
Dougherty, Dodge, Doak, Dill,". De
Santo, Dollerhide, De Graff, Derrick,
Denning, Dutton, De Moss, Drurv
Drugg. De Bord. E Edgington, Elli
ott. Elton, Eberhart. Eckhardt Ebv.
Etkstrom, Ewett, Edwards, Engle
English, Erickson, Essex. F Foun
tain, Freeman. France, Frei,. Fry,
Fuhr, Fleming, Frickmond, Flowers
Ficken, Fisher. Fowler, Fox, Feldman,
Foster. (3 Gaunt, Gauley, GouH
Guyer. Gilbert, Gingles, Gregg, Gard
ner, Gran, Goble. H Hogan, Hoath
Karris. Hayes, Hatten, Hoffer, Has
kell. Holmes, Hubbard, Hill, Hauck,
Heintermeister, Hazlitt, : Horan,
Heinze, Humphrey, Hoilopeter, Hund
ley. Hartman, Hobart, Harney, How
ard. Henning, Hessman. Houseman,
Houston, Haefele, Haas. .Hunting. I
Irwin, Isenhart, Inglehart. J Jahn,
Jsckson, Jones, Joyce. Jagger, Jen
nings, Johnson, Johnston. K Kell,
Kelley, Kenworthy, Kane, Kistler, Ke!
leher, Kimball, Keller. Kuhnemann
Kreps, Kettlekamp, Krueger, Kuhn,
Rmdley, Kirkman, Kranz. L Lafiin
Lamb, Lamona, Lloyd, Lutz, Love
Leeds, Lewis, Lenz, Lehman, Leid
wein, Lequatte, Lowe, Lyman, Licka-
felt. M McBurney, McGreer, McGin-
nis, Marshall, Mosher. McEntire, M
fcoul, and that "where there Is a will
there is a way."
Those of them whom we have
known gave ample proof, on many
occasions, that they had a will of their
own, ana that circumstances must
yield to their control.
Just think of the odds that were
against them at the outset, No resi
dences, no schools, no churches, no
stores, no mills; but a superabund
ance of out of doors. Thestyle of
architecture was American! Houses
were built after the Abraham Lincoln
rattern. And the way to fence a farm
vas to'dd as he'dfd.'go into the woods
with ax, and maul and wTedge and
make the rails; with ox teams haul
them out, with naked hands and mus
cular arms build them into place.
Not Hundleapped by Faitn,
Those were days when men enjoyed
American liberty pure and simple,
They were not cramped, nor handi
copped with society fads and fashions.
In a very large sense they were a law
unto themselves, and they were an ex
ceedinelv law abiding neonle. State's
attorney, judge and jurors were neither
overworked nor overpaid.
Graft was unknown save a it ap
plied to trees.
There was no quarreling over the
told and silver standard. Men did
not sit around discussing 10 to 1.
Neither was there a postal . saving?
plank in any platform. There was no
fuss making over railroad tariff rates
Organized labor strikes were an un
known quantity. Boards of trade were
about as quiet as a housewife-
O, those good old times of yore!
Of political' parties there were two
end not enough to bewilder a plain
straight, honest voters.
The primaries were little bother and
no expense, and the voting did no
take your breath.
When they wanted to cross a stream
they could ford it, or build a bridge
to suit themselves.
When they wanted to go fishing
they could take their tackle and fish
have special need to keep the diges
tion etrong, in order that the food
may renew, through the stomach
ana . bowels, the supply of nervous
Afee MrI .ane-hlin Miliar Mrni- Mnr-
ris, Montgomery McDonald. McNutt.l hen and 'nere th Pieced. h
McCarty, Mahaffy, Marky, McShane. tbf" 'anted to go hunting they could
Miirrlnrk Tarnle MarWlP. Mailvr V,, tlke the,r g"nS and kill any kind Oi
Kay, Moorhead, Matthews, Mayhew.
McCullough, Muhleman, McGrew,
Mudge, McDole, Muehlen, Muhelfield,
Mewes, Marquis, Marston, Mitchell,
Martin. N Nelson. Nicwarrsn, Neely.
Neff, Nixdorr, Nuckbls. O Oak, O'.
sen, O'haver, O'Brien, Olmsted, Old
ham. P Parmenter. Patterson. Poi
tei. Powers, Powell, Partridge, Pears,
Post, Pifer, Peppers, Prow, Petti?.
Parker, Piatt, Peck, Parchct, Price,
Philips. R Royer, Ryan, Reynolds,
Reymer, Rouse, Ross, Richards, Rich
aidson, RoLison. Robinsor., Rlnke:.
Kr berts, Reede, Rush, Rursoh, Reed.
Reeves, Roth, Roose, Runner. S
Ci.muelson, Sloan, Smith, Schmid.
Schoonmaker, Snell, Schutte, Sher
wood. Spickler, Sproaston, Spilger.
Stoddard, Sturgeon, Seymour, Seaver
Srnhan, Spencer, Stropes, Sutton,
Sellers, Sortore, Schneider, Schriver,
Sedam, Simpson, Saulspaus Streck
fus, Schuck, Spiller, Schuesler. Sper.
lmg, Shankle, Schooley, Strohmeiej-,
Stechman, Space, Sehaarman. T -
Taylor. Tyler. Talbot. Titterington,
Thompson, Thonjpkins, Tucker, Thorn
is, Tilton, Tillard, Tarpy. TuttK
leryl, Twigg. Temple. V Van Atta,
Van Meter, Venable, Vanderveer, Van
Camp, Vallandingnam, Vickers, Vance,
Vetter, Vincent, Von Ach. , W
Walker. Wakely, Wells. Wenks. Wat
son, Westbaj, Wr.iy. Wait, 'Aomackc
Waugh, Walton, Waliace. Whitney,
Waldman. Weiss. Wakefield, Wyley,
Williams, Wolff, Wood. Warmar.
Wheaton. Y Yearlock, Young. Z -Zeigler.
Thus we see that our English alp'a3
1 et has been well used in the naming
i our citizenship, and in most n
stances the persons named have trw
ed it well.
Ilurlrri Xenrly 200:
But in the conning of thre namra
the writer's pleasure was tinged with
sadness when the fact that 1 i"ng Wi
years of his ministry he had buriei
i-arlv 2ftO mpn anil -wnmpn rvpr SO
years of age, came vividly to mind.
The early pioneers have all depaiied
this life. Of the children brought with
them, a very few are resident with us
jet, and they are old and their wod
is almost finished. We have in min-l
the Van Attas, Thomas. James and
John. Also Matthew Robison. These
came with their parents in the early
30's, and I am not right sure but John
Van Atta was born in the lower end
of this county, or over the line' in
Mercer, when many Indians and very
few white people were in the vicinity.
(Note. Since writing this paper I
saw John Van Atta who told me that
he was born near where Keithsburg
i? now located, in 1832. His father,
Benjamin Van Atta, came from
Beaver county, Pennsylvania,-in 1823,
and preempted land there and after
ward sold, the same to Mr. Keith.-
(Mr. Johnston also remembers that
the town Keithsburg was named after
Those were times . that tried th-i
souls of men and . women who had
pushed their way into these wilds for
the purpose, not of adventure, but of
making homes. That they succeeded
i3 to the, credit oj their courage, their
faith, their hope, their indomitable
will. , .
The results are in evidence that
faith is the substance of things hoped
game they could find at any time ot
the year. No law, no license. O,
glorious liberties were they the pion
eers enjoyed in their own way!
.They lived a stirring life, and left
their impress upon all this region o
country wmch we should highly ap
preciate, and which generations yet
unborn will appreciate when, taking
retrospect, they measure up the
worth of what they were, and what
they did. We ought to cherish and
revere their memory.
Life, in its best forms and develop
ments, has in it the element of serv-
ce. and surely they were servants of
posterity. They planned, toiled, en
sured and persevered that we might
have the better things which have
come to us in the developing and im
proving of the country, in the civic.
social, educational and religious ad
vantages which we enjoy today.
The fruits of their lives remind us
c: what can be done and endured
when men and women with a heroic
v.ill, and a spirit of intelligent enter
prise, and a heart big with courage
and with hope determine to settle
and improve a country.
I.eH.tonM From Liven.
Rich lessons came to us from their
lives, and, great blessings., as well.
Rnrplv wo cshmilrt V.S fni-ouor mlnrlfiil
e: their heroic times and efforts, as
c er the past we ponder.
How can we, how dare we travel
the roads through the length and
breadth of these townships and not
think of them, not mention their
names nor talk of their works?
We talk of the prairie flowers; of
the Indian and the buffalo; of the
bear, and the deer, and the wild tur
key that have long since ceased to in
habit these bounds and to fall at the
crack of the hunter's rifle.
Why are they seen no more? Be
cause our forefathers ventured to lo
cate here among them, banish them,
and prepare this splendid country for
educated civilians, for magnificent
crops of all branches of agriculture;
for finest heTds of cattle, horses, hogs
We speak of them as dead; rather
let. us recall them as- thus alive and
busy for our prosperity and welfare
True, the ring of their axes is not
beard making rails in the wilderness,
nor the rattle of their wagons coming
down the bluff with loads p grain.
The square, the saw, the hammer, the
compass, and the trowel have dropped
from their hands long ago; but face,
and form, and ' voice, and works are
w.ith us still, else what do we here
l this auspicious hour? '
They reach forth their, hands from
tl.eir narrow houses of clay, and bid
tier do our best, and point us onward
tc a still more glorious goal.
The cabin and the wigwam have
been converted into a palace. The
ox team and the breaking plow are
among the things that were. Very
few of us know . anything of them,
Fcve by hearsay. And It Is thus the
past wakes up from sleep and hails
the present, and with silver trumpet
calls to greater and more glorious
Each generation contributes some
thing to the world as it moves, some
thing to leave behind, and something
to make the future greater, and help
to usher in a glorious milleniiv.n. .
Each generation is remem;ered by
call the past, and forecast the future.
Gtodness Jies not. Good works are
not lost in the dust.
This is why a memorial and" his
torical association is established and
Our forefathershad something to
do with the'making of today, and we
have something to do with the mak
ing of tomorrow.
Of course we do well to talk over
the past, and to venerate those who
did their part and did it well. Their
rchievements are worthy 'of a place
on the tablet of memory, and upon
tur historic records.
Let us remember that the peop'n
cf those primitive days were quite well
fitted to each other. Though neigh-
tors were few and far between they
were neighborly. They were brave,
Held lilean In Common.
Common ideas were the basis of
their common life. Each was glad In
hear another's voice, to listen to the
tread of another's feet, to clasp an
other's hand, to come when needed to
another's help. Think of a woman
living in a cabin for weeks and weeks
Without seeing the face of .another of
her sex. and many times whole days
with only rattlesnakes "and Indians for
company for herself and babe, when
her husband had occasion, from neces
sitjto be out of sight and hearing.
or absent from the place.
Common necessity wove the threads
of neighborly lives into a common
When the first one died all were
sad, and sympathies were tender and
sincere, while they talked of burial
and wondered where they ought te
bury their dead.
How lonely was the scene when the
first nlain coffin was lowered in the
grave on that little promontory in tht4
woods on the north side of the Dunlap
What changes the years have
wrought! Like an echo in the wilder
ness we hear their recital births,
deaths, courtships, marriages, tearing
down of old cabins as civilization ad
vanced, removing of old landmarks.
building of roads and bridges, and
iraking all things new.
Just here the thought occurs in re
gard to the early days of Andalusia
Gem of the Mississippi Eye of the
North looking over into the unsettled
freat, immeasurable, illimitable Be
yond. The mediaeval history of this
legion is the history of Andalusia's
palmy days. If Cobledick, and Hoath,
end Wells, and Buffum, and their com
peers could return for a day and walk
these streets, and stroll along the river
tank, they would be moved to cry out:
O, Andalusia! . Where is the business
of the 50's andkhe C.O's of our day?
The half dozen r warehouses, the
steam boats, the immense lumber
fleets, and massive lumber yards; the
multitudes of teams coming from the
prairies with loads of wheat, and
corn, and oats, and potatoes, and re
turning with loads of lumber; where
are they? Echo answers: Where?
The many railroads since erected.
respond: ..Here! we have taken all
your trade. The recent progressive.
rifcnmg times could not wait on your
river craft, and so we have it nearly
I'll. And so those dear old timers ex
claim: O, the impermanency, the un
certainty, the unreliability of this
Only the river have not the progres
sive ages taken away from its primal
mission, and we are glad to see it
moving on in the glory, and majesty
end power, and durability, and mag
nificence of the eternity.
O, ye men! who linger here and do
business in other ways, and fill up
the measure of your days in other
callings, lay up for yourselves treasure
that endureth, in a country w-here dis
astrous changes are unknown.
River Telia Own Story.
This river tells a story of its own;
of fortunes w-on and lost; of tragedy
and. comedy; of vessels wrecked and
lives destroyed, but the river itself in
much the same in suite of bridses,
docks, and dams; and in response to
the old visitor's plaint of losses and
removals sings its sons of perpetuity
and. teaches its immortal lesson in
words like these:, .
Men may come, and men may go.
And buipiness firms may sever.
But I remain,, now high, now low.
Rising, falling, flow on forever. ,
All ye who. see me gliding by,
. Or in my waters freely row.
Know that your. end is drawing nigh,
But mine no metes of time can ever
Lo I was here when, your fathers came
They knew not when my time began;
My movements sUH are just the same
Though men may dredge me all
And when their children all are gone
And ferry boats and skiffs laid by.
Because of bridges great and long,
Still flowing, I can say: Lo here am
0,.yes! dear mighty, grand 61trverT
With all that we may plan or do,
We see you flowing on forever!
With all our losses we have you.
With railroads running other wheres,
A network all the country through,
nd shipping other people's wares
Still we are great while we have
With all their boasted speed and pride,
Still our river does entice
Large numbers here to take a ride.
And in due time to get good ice.
They come to fish, and boat, and swim,
And picnic and speeches to deliver.
And get their lives filled to the brim
With fun, by a time with our dear
And so we have some pride of place.
And birth, and scenery, that never
Can old time or chance efface
While we have thee, old river.
Our name, we know, comes from
Yet Andalusia only fits us ever,
And Mississippi, free from to.mahawk
Shall always be our free, our glor
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OPPOSITE ILLINOIS THEATER, ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
Of reminiscences of the writer's own
life very few have popular interest
sufficient for record. They are chiefly
of interest only to himself.
Wedding of Loag Afco.
He might be allowed to say, how
ever, in passing, that one of the first
happy reminiscences of his ministry
did occur in Andalusia. It was a wed
ding. . The contracting parties were
Isaac Burton and Miss Grace Gillman.
It was his second marriage and her
first, and it was the writer's maiden
effort in the solemnization of the holy
bonds of matrimony. The testimony
of some of the guests was that it was
well done. It took place at the resi
dence of Frank Ely, March 21, 1SGC., at
7 o'clock p. m., in the presence of a
goodly number of invited guests and
was made a happy occasion. Most of
the older friends present, whose names
I now recall, -are dead. .But that was
the forerunner of several happy events
of a similar kind In Andalusia. Here
and elsewhere during hfs ministry the
writer has solemnized 202 marriages.
Nearly all of them were happy and
prosperous. But of the whole number,
so far'as known, 26 of the grooms and
IS of the brides are dead.
Most of the sad reminiscences have
been funerals, and of those Andalusia
has furnished a goodly share. There
is rarely a home within a radius of 10
or 12 miles of Edgington in which the
writer has not conducted funerals. In
many homes there have been several.
Is it then a matter of surprise to any
one that his heart beats tenderly on
memorial occasions? The open grave
and the marriage altar are places that
test our loving . sympathies. But to
write more I must now forbear.
Serious and all important lecsons
have been suggested while the pen
has moved across the page, all of
which do not appear. He who writes,
and they who read or hear, must have
the living "spirit m-ve' between the
lines to fill our lives with all the full
ness of 'what such occasions ought to
mean to us. Whrt do we here if we
are not made personally better by
what we have said and dene?. While
the years are telling, let us listen.
While the years are moving backward,
let us move forward, in the way of
wisdom, toward a glorious goat.
"What lasts, what lives forever, but
Wastes not with age, but holds for
aye its youth.
The soul of man that loves it shrll not
Who knows it not has never lived at
Men move as phantoms in a world of
The gift of God is everlasting life."
BUT ONE OWNER IS
NOW IN THE WAY
Rock Island Southern Has Secured
Rights from Preemption to:
:.. Edwards River. , ,.,
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But one property owner stands, in
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between Preemption and Edwards
liver, it is said, and the promoters
hope to close terms with him in a few
oays. It is hoped that grading from
Preemption to Edwards river will be
completed this fall so that work on
the bridge and the high approaches
may be started early in the spring.
The survey has progressed so far
that the stub line to Aledo lias been
iiMd out and the promise is held out
to that town that with proper coopera
tion on the part of citizens the com
pany stands ready to build the stub
as soon as the main line is constructed.
Must Vacate Building for Landlord by
Everything in the shoe line in our
store will be sold at a sacrifice, nothing
to be held back, every pair of men's,
ladies', misses', boys' and children's
shoes and slippers must be sold, as we
must vacate the building. It will be a
money saving chance for you. Come
and see, ' and convince yourself that
the prices have been greatly cut.. We
are going to quit the shoe business".
GEORGE F. SCHMALE.
1C05 Second Avenue.
Sold Evwywhar. In boxaa 10c. and 25c for, that hope is an anchor to the what It has done, and it is right to re
Record "Breaking Suit Selling
By actual count and ty acurate comparisons this store has sold
more tailored suits this season than ever hefore during an equal
period of time.
epartment kas been crowded witL buyers continually, perhaps this knowledge of our gratifying
suit business may not sell you yours, but it may influence you to look through our immense suit stock.
The reason of this great success is simple enough.
We Offer the "Best Suit Values to be Had
Here you are certain to find the leading materials, the newest and dressiest styles at the lowest possible
prices.. OUR ONE PRICE SYSTEM insures you in getting the very lowest price obtainable by
any one purchasing goods from us. We don't mark a suit $30 and the sell it to one at $27.50 and
.till another at $25. If the suit can be sold at $25, we sell it to everyone at that price.
Ve ask you to see the exceptional suit values we are offering at
$12.50, $16.75, $20 and $25
Every garment tailored and finished in the best possible manner and every one a late
See them is all, we ask. of you'.