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The Brave and Honored Career of
Gen. John Buford.
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Some time ago Gen. John Buford post
243. department of Illinois 0. A. R. ap
pointed a committee, composed of Capt.
Joseph W. Brackett, Rer. G. W. Que
and Oen. Wm. A. Schmidt, to draft
a suitable memorial to Major-General
John . Buford, United States
army.after whom the post takes its name.
Tne memorial committee has completed
its work and it is well performed. The
sketch of the life and character of Oen.
Buford which the committee has pre
sented, was written bj Wm. 8. Brackett,
a native of Rock Island and now inspec
tor general of the national guard of Il
linois, for the committee, and which has
been adopted by it. Oen. Schmidt had
intended to read this memorial as a part
of the memorial day exercises at the sol
diers' monument on last memorial day,
but so much lime was occupied with the
other exorcises as to make it impossible.
It will be rend at a subsequent meeting of
the post. The memorial is printed below
Major General John Bnford, D. S. Army, died
December 16, lt(3, aged S? years.
Wben tbe historian ot the future shall
record with impartial truth tbe part per
formed in our great war by the cavalry of
tbe army of the Potomac one name will
shine the brightest of all on the early
pages of that recordthe n me of Gen.
John Buford. Struck down by death
long before his manhood's prime, be had
already displayed his magnificent ability
as a field marshal of cavalry on many a
weil fought field, and bad stamped upon
the mounted troops of the Potomac army
bis own well-matured and admirable
ideas of military organization and disci
pline. Never afterwards did the cavalry
of that historic army lose the impress and
character which Buford gave it, and
when bis manly form bad long since been
laid in the grave, thousands of officers
and men who had Wen trained and
schooled by him, marched, and rode, and
lougm r.n many woouy nehis, ever
mindful of his sterling maxims, ever re
meinberiog in their hearts the skillful
young gemral who bad taught them how
to nbi and win battles.
Tbe city of Rock Island is justly proud
01 uen. John liuiord, for be was hereon
Here his father lived, and bore his boy
hood was passed. Here many of bis kin-
dred came and made their home at an
early day. and here many of them yet
live among the most honored and re
spected of Rock Island's citizens. Tbe
history of Rock Island could not be
written without tbe name of Buford ap
pearing many times in every chapter of
John Buford, Jr., (as be was called
when a boy), was born in Kentucky.
March 4, A. D.. 1826. His father was
Col. John Buford, so well remembered by
all tbe old citizens of Rock Island coun
ty. Tbe family was of English origin.
ana me nrsi aurora wno came to to is
connlry settled in Culpeper county,
Virginia. He bad six sons, three of
whom were distinguished soldiers in tbe
American army of tbe revolution. In
1790, after that war, four of them emi
grated to Kentucky. Simeon, tbe grand
father of John Buford, Jr., settled on a
large tract of land, which nnder his in
dustry and skill, became afterwards one
of tbe finest plantations in what is now
. known as Woodford connty.in that state.
Col. John Buford went with his fa
ther, Simeon Buford.to Kentucky in 1790,
being then only eleven years old. He
married while quite young and settled
near bis father, haying three children by
his first marriage, one of whom was tbe
late Gen. Napoleon B. Buford, who
graduated at West Point in 1327, was an
officer ot the old regular army, and
served with distinction through the civil
war as colonel of the 27th infantry Illi
nois regiment, and as brigadier-general
and brevetsmajor general U. S. volun
teers. Oen. N. B. Buford lived in Rock
Island many years, but at tbe time of bis
death resided in Chicago. He used to
talk with the writer about his brother
John, always with marked affection and
pride. He once said that John could
not help becoming a distinguished cavalry
officer, because he was almost born on
horseback, and as a boy was the greatest
dare-devil of a rider in the whole conn
try. It is safe to say that young John
Buford understood horses and horse
flesh pretty well from his infancy, and
this factor was one of many which in af
ter years helped make him such an able
commander of cavalry. Co). John Bu
ford left bis Kentucky borne in bis man
hood a prime and came to Rock Island,
Illinois, where he took up bis residence.
being among tbe early settlers of that
town, and one of its foremost citizens
during bis entire life. John Buford,
Jr., was the eldest son or Col. John Bu
ford, his second wife. ' This lady
was the granddaughter of Capt. Edward
Howe, who served under Light Horse
Harry Lee of tbe revolution, in the fa
mous "Light Horse Legion" of that per
iod. The subject of this memoir, early
showing a marked preference for the
army, was appointed a cadet from Ilii
nois in the U. 8. military academy at
West i'oint, in 1844. and graduated with
honor in 1848. With the blood of one
of Light Horse Harry Lee's captains in
hit veins, and in bis heart tbe memories
and traditions of the "blue grass" coun
try where his kinsmen bad been noted
for breeding fine horses of the celebrated
Kentucky blooded stock, John Buford,
Jr., naturally selected tbe cavalry arm of
, the service for bis future career. He
was commissioned as brevet -second
lieutenant 1st U. S. dragoons, July 1.
1848, and saw his first service in garrison
at Jefferson barracks. Mo. Daring 1848
and 1849 be was ordered to the western
frontier where now is the state of Kan
sas, and afteiwajds served with his regi
ment in New Mexico and Texas. In 1849
he was promoted second-lieutenant
of the 2d U. 8. dragoons, and
in 1855 a first-lieutenant in the
same regiment. During these years
Lieut. Buford bad attracted tbe at'
tention of his superiors by his energetic
ana thorough manner of discharging
every duty, tie was quiet, determined
and unostentatious in manner, a thor
ough disciplinarian, and beloved by tbe
soldiers under bim as well as by his
brother officers. In 1855 he was ap
pointed quartermaster of his regiment,
and like Oen. Sherin used to say that
be ewed much of his success in the army
to the fact that he had been painstaking
as a quartermaster. He knew how troops
ought to be cared for on the march and
in the field, and be knew that he could at
a pinch dispense with the services of one
or more glittering brigadiers, but never
could afford to lose vitally important
services of a good quartermaster.- Lieut.
John Buford waa a good quartermaster,
and as such served in the Bioux expedi
tion ot 1855 under Gen. Harney, where
he was distinguished, both on tbe march
and in the action at Blue Water, Neb.,
Sept. 3. 1855. He received praise in
this campaign, and in the Utah expedi
tion of 1857-8 from Oen. Harney, Oen.
A. S. Johnston and other officers above
him. But most significant of all it is in
teresting to read this unconscious trib
ute written at that period in the private
diary of hia regimental commander who
communed only with himself in writing
"Oct. 15. We crossed the Platte river
in a very cold northeast wind. Des
cended Ash Hollow, and marched a mile
or two in the vain search for any grass.
Many troops and contract trains passing
along the river have consumed it all.
Broken wagon tongues, roads muddy and
slippery from twelve days' rain, and se
vere northerly storms with inUnsecold;
fuel very scarce, and continued rains
make the want more severe, but the
marches average 21 miles per day;
marched today 22 miles. These two ser
ious obstacles (lack of fuel and grass),
were overcome, and the who'e wagon
train came up in good time. This must
be attributed to the excellent manage
ment of that most efficient officer First
Lieut. John Buford, regimental quarter
After the Utah expedition, Lieut. Bu
ford was on detached service in Washs
ington, D. U , from which he returned in
1860 a captain in the second regiment of
dragoons, (now second cavalry), U.
S. army, and took command of his troops
at Camp Crittenden, Utah.
"It waa about this time," says General
Wesley Merritt. U. 8. A., "that I had the
good fortune to make the acquaintance of
General (then Captain) Buford. He was
in tne command of a squadron of the
Second Dragoons. Capt. Buford at that
time was considered in tbe regiment
which boasted among its officers some of
tne most dashing and superior officers in
the cavalry service, as the soldier par
excellence. No man could be more pop
ular or sincerely beloved by his fellow
officers, nor could any officer be more
thoroughly respected and admired by bis
men than be was. His company had no
superior in the service. Several of bis
sergeants of that day have become orna
ments to the service as officers, and are
now occupying honorable positions as
cavalry officers in our present service.
aiter naving aisiinguished themselves in
the late war."
Captain Buford was in 1861 promoted
major ana assistant inspector general. U-
. army, and served in the defenses of
Washington until 1862. when his ao
knowledged abilities as a cavalry leader
ctused his appointment by the president
as brigadier general of volunteers, and
assignment to command a brigade of
cavalry iu the army in Virginia. With
his new comrasnd. General Buford at
once entered upon active service, beine
engaged in battle at Madison Court
House. Vs., only ten days after his a
pointmeut. And now began his glorious
career as a .great commander, ever bril
liantly upward and onward like some
bright meteor of those southern skies
under which bis satires flashed and his
standards waved. Lone before his star
bad reached the zenith of its orient ss
cendaury, and while men eazed with
wonder at its firey course, its light went
ouiiorever. i tie good president felt in
the untimely death of General Buford
that his own great responsibilities now
weighed harder and heavier that ever 'as
be cast about in his mind and sought for
Boomer soiaier to nil Butord s place.
When Sheridan at last came to the East
ern army, tbe man was found, for Sheri
dan, and Sheridan alone was tbe true suc
cessor of Buford, as a general of cavalry
in tbe highest sense of tbe word.
It is not the province of this memoir to
attempt to record at length all the battles
and actions in which Oen. Buford took
conspicuous part. That is the nrovince
of the historiaa of the future, and as
truth for a time dormant will surely rise
koiu, ati tun iiuparuai veruici 01 nistory
will some day be recorded aright, and
Buford's name and Buford's fame will
find their proper place in the annals of
tne American republic To convey some
conception of his character and abilities
is the object of this memorial.
"As he despised the false flourish and
noisy parade of tbe charlatans ot tbe ser
vice." says Gen. Merritt, "he avoided too
much, perhaps, tbe proper praise due to
his glorious actions, and souzht rather to
depreciate, prompted by his inherent
modesty, the contemporary glorification
which less worthy men courted. For
this reason he was not known to me
newspaper world as were many others
who will sink into insignificance while
the name of Buford will occupy a bright
page in the history of this country."
General Buford was esoeciallv and
uiMiiKuujr uisuuguisuea ai me cavalry
battle of Kelly's Ford. Va.. Aue. 1862:
1 : I j:.; i . ....
thoroughfare Gap, Aug. 28, 1862; Mi
nassas, Aug. 29 and 30, 1862, where he
was severely wounded and disabled. He
was twice appointed chief of cavalry of
the Army of tbe Potomac; was engaged
at tbe battles of South Mountain and
Antietam Sept., 1862; was engaged at the
battle of Fredericksburg Dec. 13. 1862;
on "Stoneman's Raid" towards Richmond
April and May. 1663; brilliantly dis
tinguished for his generalship and bravery
ai tne great cavalry battle of Beverlv
Ford. June 9, 1863; and finally, after
many minor combats, be struck tbe first
blow at Lee's confederate armv with his
comparatively small force of cavalry on
the first day of Gettysburg, and held that
army in check until Gen. Meade bad oc
cupied the famous heights of Cemetery
Ridge, from which tbe battle was in the
two succeeding days fought out and won.
Just before tbe battle of Manassas (sec
ond "Bull Run") tbe cavalry under Bu
ford occupied Tnorougbfare Gap and held
tbe confederate army in check until tbe
union forces could pick their chosen field
and battle line. Oen. Buford kept sending
back couriers and messengers to the army
commander with accurate and important
information concerning the enemy. His
cavalry waa indeed "the eyes of the
army" that day, and if every commander
had performed bis part as well as Buford
performed bis, tbe confederate army of
Liee. itongsueet and Jackson would never
baye fought another battle. Those who
remember tbe review of the cavalry corps
of the Army of the Potomac by President
Lincoln just prior to tbe Stoneman Raid
in 1863, will not fail to recall the appear
ance of General Buford and his brigade
that day. His command was composed
of four regiments of regular cavalry add
one of volunteers, the 6th Pennsylvania
cavalry. It was a magnificent sight, for
no better organized or better disciplined
body of mounted troops ever rode on
American soil than the "Reserve Brigade1
commanded by General Buford. As they
passed the good president in review their
alignments were perfect On the pommel
of each saddle was rolled and strapped
the soldier's white shelter tent of that
day, a severe test Indeed, for the neglect
of a single file would break the chalk line
running through each rank, readily and
Quiet and self-possessed, but with a
genial look of satisfaction on his hand
some face, John Buford rode at their
head. In tbe field he always wore a
modest dark blue bunting shirt, but to
day he appeared in tbe spotless fnll dress
uniform of a brigadier general. As he
dropped the point of his sabre in graceful
salute to the president, the spectators
could discern the slight flush which arose
under his rich brown complexion, and
could see the flash of his steady eye, be
tokening the intense satisfaction and
pride he felt as the leader of the picked
sabreurs of his country. .The president
raised his hat and looked at Gen iral Bu-'
furd with calm satisfaction, for l is great
heart felt that this young general was one
on whom he could lean as on n s rong
tree, one upon whom he could di legate a1
portion of the terrible war respon Abilities
of those trying years. General Buford
appeared to be, and in very tru -h was,
tbe highest ideal of the thoroughly edus
cated, experienced and talented officer of
the old army of the United States. .
When history is written, and tbe roll
of their names is called, men will be as
tonished to know how large a majority of
those professional soldiers of the old
army remained loyal to the federal gov
ernment. Tbe minority who wont with
their states into the confederacy did so,
almost without exception, because they
mistook that coarse to be their pa amount
duty. They were not among tl e cold
blooded conspirators who plottf cl to de
stroy the federal union. At their distant
posts on the lonely frontier they had
beard with dismay the tidings of a union
about to be dissolved; of states discor
dant and belligerent. Reasooiig from
the best lights they possessed, th a sons of
the south in that little army we at with
their states and their kin-folks into an
armed resistance to the power of federal
government; a resistance which tbey
all with few exceptions deeply d ex
plored. It waa human na:ure for
tbem to act as tbey did under s ich cir
cumstances, and their generous country
men will in after years, when passion and
prejudice have burned out their fires, re
member their valor and American man
hood on the battlefields of the war, rather
than the fact that their swords we re drawn
against the Union cause. Those who im
agine the life of the cavalry officer ot the
old army was one of ease, are greatly
mistaken. It was one of constant activ -ity,
toil, danger and privation. In tbe
evergladea of Florida, on the p'aius of
Texas, in the mojntainsof New Mexico,
tbey marched and toiled and f night as
the vanguard of advancing civilization.
Their noble deeds, their many conflicts
with savages who outnumbered 'ibem ten
to one, are today almost forgotten or re
membered perhaps only in thot far-off
western regions where aged pioneers love
to tell of the vigorous and unrelenting
campaigns of the old regimeow against
the Indians, and of the armed peace their
activity and courage maintained on the
The pioneers of Texas speak with en
thusiasm yet of that October dty in the
year '58. wben dashing Earl Van Dorn
with two hundred sabres broke t ie power
of the Comanche in his brilliant charge
at the Wichita village. Those in New
Mexico remember the courtly Fa intleroy.
the veteran Harney; and Sumner, the
rugged colonel of the old dragoons. And
these old men can tell of another, the
noblest of tbem all, a major of cavalry in
that old army, George H. Thomas, as
steadfast on tbe lonely plains ot Texas as
when afterwards on a grander field he
won the name ot "Ro k of Chicumauga."
"Time changes all things." sa s the old
English tale; most of all that little world
a regiment. Old men go, new men come;
some die, others exchange; and gradually
tbe old interests fade as a new society
springs up. Men who have been promi
nent figures in tbe regiment become but
names to which no one attaches any very
In tbe severe school of this old army.
General Buford was trained an I molded
for tbe great part be bore in the greatest
connict or modern times. His vigilant
activity in Tbcrougbfare Gap just before
Manassas has been alluded to, when he
placed tbe army commander in possession
of such information about the enemy, his
strength and initial movements. its should
have enabled that commander, other
mines being equal, to have won a victo
ry. At Gettysburg Buford's part was
something tbe same, but vastly more im
portant. It enabled his commanding gen
eral to win tbe great battle which hope
lessly broke the confederate power. On
tbe first day of July, 1863. Buff rd's vig
ilance discovered a general advance of
the enemy. With two brigades of bis
cavalry division he fiercely engaged their
advancing forces near the'village of Get
tysburg and held them in cheok. Bu
ford's activity had made him familiar
with all the surrounding country, and he
divined with his fine military genius that
Lee would endeavor to prevett Meade
from reaching and occupying tbe crest of
tbe ridge around Gettysburg. He felt
that victory would rest with ttie Union
army it it could take its defensive posi
tion there, and be fought persistently and
fiercely with his noble comman i to hold
Lee's advance in check, calling on Gen
eral Reynolds to come to his aid. Rey
nolds' corps finally reinforced Buford, and
that day the entire army of Lee was held
back by tbe combined forces of Buford
and Reynolds, thus preserving to Meade
and his army tbe field and key position
from which, after two days' contest, the
great victory of Gettysburg wis won.
Of other battles and skim.isbes in
which he took conspicuous part, such as
Culpeper in August. 1863, pursuit of tbe
enemy across the Rapidan in & ptember.
1863, cutting his way through tie enemy
and rejoining the army north ot tbe Rap-
panannock in Uitooer. 1863, and the
fight at Bristow Station, Octoler. 1863.
only brief mention can be made. He now
had long exercised the command of a
major general, and had fairly won as
commander of the First Cavalry division
of the army of the Potomac bii right to
tne double stars or that rank; in fact his
promotion was then already determined
on by President Lincoln. His slightest
praise had become to be more valued by
bis officers, than a brevet fron tbe war
department, la such esteem wan he held.
"With his own command, "he First
Cavalry division," says General Merritt,
"which his genius bad created and per
fected, tbe name of Buford wan tbe syn
onym of military excellence as a cavalry
soldier. The officers ot tbe regiments
which were formed by his can were al
ways his warmest admirers. His disci
pline it wai their object to maintain; his
maxims were their rules; his rspulalion
has been by them considered as a part of
their own; his memory is cherished in
their hearts to this day, and trill be as
long aa their hearts retain an atom of
soldier's pride and honor. At the time
of his death the estimation in which he
was beld by tbe men and offk ers of his
division was little less than idolatry. His
extreme care or bis command had re
moved tbe rough edges of his exactions
as a careful soldier; and those in his com
mand, both volunteers and regulars, had
learned that this officer, who rec uired the
best military duty of his men! was the
one who most cared for hia own duties;
and that while they were required to be
good soldiers they were well clothed and
fed, and that their positions aii soldiers
waa thoroughly respected bv their noble
commander. This trait in his character,
together with his bravery and dash, with
out ostentation or parade, his coolness
and able management in times of danger
and difficulty, and above all, his care of
bis men on tbe battlefield, in camp or
hospital, endeared him to the hearts of
all, and his premature loss wi s felt bv
each aoldier in the command at one per
sonal to himself, which nothing could re
pair." "The conviction among Gei eral Bu
ford's troops," says one of nil officers
who loved bim, "was deep-roou d that to
advance was to insure victory. This was
the outgrowth of our education under
him. Who of ua could forge; hia in
structions on the 1st of August, 1863:
'Go ahead booming!' when thoenemv'a
cavalry were driven from the crossing of
the Rappahannock to their infmtry line
MANI3 AJ16US, SATUKDAY. JUNE 7,
Although severely wounded at Manas-1
n kn ul.J - . . 1 1 , , . . . I
mmo, m iciumeu 10 me neia in less man
a month as if dimly conscious that his
days were numbered, and that he ha hnt
scant time in which to play his part in
wie uery arena oi the great war. But
after Gettysburg, which be so greatly
helped to win, be lived long enough to
feel and know that the confederate cause
was lost; for above all the clouds of war,
he, like his immortal commander-in chief,
the good president, joyfully read the
promise of a glorious and ieaceful to
morrow for the republic. And so Gen
eral Buford, suffering from disease con
tracted through exposure, and weakened
by wounds, under the urgent advice ot
his surgeons, retired from the field in tbe
winter of 1863 only for a time, as waa
hoped to secure better treatment in
Washington than could be given bim in
camp. But there be steadily grew woise,
and on the very day President Lincoln
signed his commission as major-general
in the army, namely, on the 16th of De
cemoer, A. D., 1863, his gallant spirit
passed from earth forever.
Gently and sadly the trumpet of the
first division sounded "Tattoo" in fare
well to bim on the evening of the day
when news of General Buford's death
came to bis old command. Young as be
was, he was their father, and they his
In the cemetery at West Point they
laid his stricken form to rest, and above
his remains now rises a beautiful marble
column erected in loving memory of
him by the sillers of the First Cavalry
High up on the soldiers' monument in
the public square of Rock Island, first on
the marble sculptured roll of the dead,
stands of right the name of Major Gen
eral John Buford.
Although his grave is wher the histo
ric hills of the Hudson look down upon
the scenes of his cadellife, tbe city of bis
boyhood claims bim as her own eon, and
as such reveres his memory.
Let the veterans of the war bang
wreaths of honor every Memorial day on
Rock Island's monument above the name
of General John Buford, and when the
old soldiers shall have passed away, lei
their sons cherish the story of Buford's
life a9 a precious inheritance from their
fathers, to Rive them strength and cour
age in tbe future time wben their man
hood may be put to the test amid dangers
which shall assail tbe American common
wealth. William S. Brackett.
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.uiurew, i . n. rowiej, ooo aiain M, Terie
WANTED. A LADT TO MANAGE A
Branch office, at her own home, for the Fa
mous Female Specific "Orsnee Lilv": a snlendld
opportnnity; address with stamp. The Dr. Coon-
lev Medical Institute, South Bend Ind.
J. M. BEAUDSLEY,
ATTORNET AT LAW Office with J. T. Ken
worthy, 1745 Second Avenue.
WILLIAM JACK SOX,
ATTORNEY AT LAW. Office in Rock Island
National Bank Building, Rock Island, III.
a. d. mm.
O. L. WALKER.
SWEENEY & WALKER,
ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS AT LAW
Office in Bengxton's block. Rock Island, 111.
McEMRT & MoEMRl,
ATTORXEY'9 AT LAW Loan money on pood
security, make collections. Reference, Mitch
ell & Lynde. bankers. Office in Postotnce block.
FOR SALE A BRUNSWICK POo!. TABLE,
cheap, at J. W. Jones' Second Hand store,
1M4 Second avenue.
THE DAILY AEtUS.
OR SALE EVERY EVENING at Crampton's
.NewsStand. Five cents per copy.
1RS. RUTHERFORD & BUTLER,
fJRADUATES OF THE ONTARIO VETEKNA
Iry colleire, Velemary Phvxicisns anp Snrgeons.
Office: Tindall's Livery stable; Residence: Over
Asters B.kery, market square.
I desire to nntify the people of Rock Island
county thtt I will be a candidate for the office .l
Sheriff, subject to the decision of the Kepnblican
County convention. ED. KITTlLSoN.
The First National hank of Rock Wand, tills..)
located at Rock Island, in the state of Illinois is
closing up its affairs. All note bolder and o hern,
creditors of raid Association, are therefore hereby
notified to present the notes and other claim
airainst the Association for psvment.
P. L. MITCHELL, President.
Dated Aptil 19. 18)
Charles Ohlweller a
firm name of Ohlwei
heen dissolved, Mr
heretofore xitln(. Stton
nd .lohn Spilger. under tbe
Icr A Spiluer. has this day
. otilweilcr retirinc. Mr.
rout nine the tin-duet's and
ities and receipt fur monies
John Sniluer wl'l
will assume all liabil
due the late firm
1 has. 0111 wrii.ra.
'"UN hi 1MII K.
Rock Island. III., June . !'.
To sell our goods bv sample to wholesale and re
tail trade. We are the largest manufacturers in
our line. Liberal salary paid. Permanent osi
tion. Money advanced for wages, advertising,
etc For rerms address
CENTEKNIAt. MFO. CO., Chlcaffo, 111.
LOUIS K. GILLSON &. CO.,
procured. Increase all other soldiers' claims
prosecuted. Write ns about vour ease. Room 4,
Metropolitan block, t hicago, 1)1.
W. A. GUTHRIE,
(Successor to Guthrie Collins)
Plans and estimates furnished. A specialty
made of fine work . All orders attended to
promptly and satisfaction guaranteed.
3B Otlice and enop No. 1813 Third avenue.
WM. 0. KULP, D. D,S.
OFFICE REMOVED TO
Rooms Vt, ST. 28 and '.H,
Take Elevator. DAVENPORT. I A.
J. M. GASPARD,
Library Building. Davenport, Iowa, Call for
estimates ana see worK before going to Chicago,
THE MOLINE SAVIN6S BANK
(Charted by the Legislature of Illinois.)
MOL1NK, - 1 LLS.
Open daily from 9 A. M. to 8 P. M ., and on Tuea
day and Saturday Evcnines from 7 to
Iulcreai allowed on Dt-sposils at the rate
of 4 per Cent, per Annum.
Deposits received in amounts of
$1 and Upwards.
The private property of the Trustees is respon
sible to the depositors. The officers are prohibi
ted from borrowing any of its moneys. Minora
and married women protected by special law.
Ofpicbb: B. W. Wbeki.tck, President: po.
TcmSKimnta, Vice President; C F. Utamvir.
Tkustibs : S. W. Wheelock, Porter Skinner,
C. r. Uemenway, J. Silas Leas, 0. 11. Edwards,
Hiram Darling, A. S. W right, J. S. Keator, L.
H. Hemenway, C. Vitzthnm.
- tyTbe only chartered Havings Bank In Rock
F. H. MrLt.rn, Pres'L
8. F. Smith, Vic-PresX
K. H. Rvn. Sfv.
J. It. FiiL.Aii, Tn"ra.
SAFETY DEPOSIT CO.
FIRST NATIONAL, BANK BUILDINU,
DAVENTCET, .... IOWA.
Perfect prutnctlon njr.iiiist l.tirglars. thieves
and lire Willi its Fire and Burglar Proof
tnium mm mut-s. is now prepreu to rent
Safe in Iu Vaults, with, either combination or
key nicks. The ks-ks of the, miles are nli
different, and under l h control of ti.o ...m...
hiM li safe contains a tin box in which to place
valnal iles just such accommodations as are
wanted by Administrators, Kxecutors, (iiiard
lans. Capitalists, Married or Single W'oiut-u,
Fanners Mechanics, Trav:!iiiB Men, or
Strangers, liaviiiir valuables. Private retiring
Safes in all sizes. nuiL-mir In tirii-e. iter ui.m.m
from Three miliars up to Tlurty Itollars, ac
cording to size and location. Also, hloraire
Room for packages, boxes or trunks. If you
are going to travel, this is the ouly place of ab
solute safety In the three cities lor your silver
wmict iuaiics. vuarees reasonable.
Call and see our faults, vhctliur you desire a
M. J. BOHLFS, Custodian.
MtRILITlTKU I im.
WK STAR- SrVTiS- imnr t. CVItai by Oil. Kn
iFMWtjLr?Si:nt:Tiie kit am snshiismi
Cm, Cm ml tarn Snhi , (iTlBf rrwty, MIM, 8..U.
LtWhMi Crmt. of FlrrtrteltT Uiratirk .11 WKAK
PAET8. murlnt tbem u HKALtM m. VHMHMH'SSTKRSOTH.
Bfertri. IwMt toll laMmoly, or w. forfeit a&.mo t. .mate.
willy f are in ttinv misnbs. H.trd puinlilM Krc.
iAMHtM ELECTRIC CO., Uadl. BuTCH I CAM, ILL
Imixut ft 'H-tliuatit trariHisarrf v toihe skin. Am.
more ail pimiik'ft, f it; and diMMikmulutu. For
Ml by aM .irHt-ct dminti ta, or maiiud fur M eta.
'mmW ww mmW asaa anp i
A. D. HUES IN G,
Represents. amonK other ttme-tned and well
known Fire Insurance Companies he following :
Royal Insurance Company, of Knrlan'l.
Weschester Fire Ins. Company of N . T.
Buffalo German Ins. Co., Buffalo, N. Y.
Rochester Oerman Ins Co., Rochester, N. T.
Citisens Ins. Co., of Pittsburgh, Pa.
Bun Fire Office. London.
Union Ins. Co., of California.
Secnrity Ina. C.. New Hiven, Co-in.
Milwaukee Mechanics Ins. Co., Milwaukee, Wis
Oerman Fire Ina. Co of Peoria, III,
Office Cor. 18th St., and Second Ave.
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
HAS IKTINTKD A-
which doea Its work in a thorouch manner.
twIt thoroughly purifies the air and removes
all obnoxious smells. For rale at Euiil Koehler's
Prick 50 Cents per Botti.k.
-ALL KINDS OF-
done. A specialty of furnishing all kinds
of Stovea with Castings ot 8 cents
NINTH ST. AND 7th AVE.
DOWNING BROS., Propts.
S. R. CLOUGH,
The best of everything always on hand at thi
most reasonable price.
WHITE OB BLACK HEARSE.
1805 Second Ave., Rock Island.
F. CLOrGII, Manager.
John Volk & Co.,
- M anufactnrers of
Sash, Doors, Blinds, Siding. Flooring.
and all kinds of wood work for builder,
Eihieenlb Su, bet Third and Fourth ave..
Winter & Lemburg,
Wholesale Dealers and Importers of
Wines ai Liprs,
(removed to new quarters)
Nos. 1616 and 1618
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
The cheapest ever known
$225 Per Ton for Cash.
Will also contract to furnish Tile and Brick for
sidewalks and do general baullinif. uflire oppo-
c in. iuepQ s caurcn. econa avenue.
Telephone IW. T. H. ELL'S.
AWNINGS, TENTS, ETC.
Wagon and all kinda of
Office and Factory 308 Harrison street,
J. M. BUFORD,
Tfca 14 Tin an Tine triad riaiinln
LOSSES PROMPTLY PAD).
MM few M to? Mli&bl tMVDtay tII
R. -R. TICKET
(M ember American Ticket Brokers'' Ass'tn)
Reduced Rates to all Points.
OFFICE In Adams Express Office under
' SOLB AGENT FOR
Th. Fop. fg .Cp.'. Bicycles. Ladle, and
Children'. Bicycle, a specialty.
A. s - A-
Mercer Connty Coal
it l a
F. L. BILLS,
No. 320 Brady Street, Davenport,
HAB A CHOICE SELECTION Or
Goods delivered to all part, the three cities
IT. C. HOPPE,
No. 180S Second avenue.
Practical Tile and Brick M Layer.
Resedcnce 819 Twenty first St. Yard near St. Paul Dpi it.
Rock Iand. III.
iy Estimates furnifbed fir any kind of Tile or Brirk iu the market. 1 ayir.g i.f 1 1,. k
and ti e walks a specialty.
J. T. DIXOJNT.
And Dealer in Mens Fine Woolens.
1706 Second Avenue.
J". HVE. CHRISTY,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
MANUFACTURER OF CRACKERS AKD BISCUITS.
Ask your Grocer for them. They arc hist
erSpeclalties; The Christy "OT8TES" and the Christy "WAFER."
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
COR. WASH 3d AVE. .
From 9(1 years' experience In Hos-
r. i t . 1 mnA Prii.ta.nrti.a tm ...1.1 :
to guarantee radical cores in Chiooir
" c'niiui. um. r ... lilt. I.NJU.
throat, no-e, skin, kidneys, bladdei
and kindred orirni. Uravt I and stric
In re cared without pain or cutting.
, . uiiuj ..
Hot pnns for tbe treatment of any
for one-third the cost.
LAD I ES L,lhiL.t.TA,CT.t.
" ' - "nitjin:, lU, m
from sallowness, freckles, eruptions.
e oriiiiam ei e sua peneci DeAJtt.
can tie had. t"That -tired feel
ing" and all female weakness prompt
lv rr rt-ii I' 1... 1 . I .1 V ...
V-ntiM Pm.ti.ti.. mwA W
i V, M n Imnhl. . I n S n an a. . a. . 1 ...
. .. , Ulceration.
Falling and displacements, Spinal weakness and
bailee of Life. Consult the old doctor
NERVOUS Physical and organic, weak
. . ,T! n- premature decay, eril
rorebodines. self-distrnst, impaired memory, pal
pitation of the heart, pimples on the face, specks
before the EVK, ringing in the ear. catarrh,
threatened consumption and every disquaiillca-
horrible in its result completely eradicated
witiout the use of mercurt . Scrofula, Erysipe
1 is Fever So es. Blotches. PiwpVs. Clcers, pain
in the Head and Bones, r-yphiltic isore Throat and
Toncne. tilandolar enlargement of the Neck.
Khenmatim. etc., cared when others hare failed
RUPTURE CnTri wiIh ot P"in r hind-
' . w lL- r.ncerrom business.
UR NARY l-Kecif tly contracted or
" ' ' " ' " clinic disease. POSITIVELY
enred in 3 to st day. hy a local remedy. JJ o nan
seems drupe need. Medicines mailed or express
ed to any address free from observation. Char
ges fair. Terms Ca-h- Book and question list
IV. A fmndly talk costs nothing
Uor KS : 10 a. m. to 14 to S and 7 to 8 p. m.
Sunday: 2 to 8 p. m.
. A. S. WBRKAPOLIB. XIHH.
Dr. AZhn Dyk's
IF NOT, TRY IT.
re aals nj.b.,..
Mil i BAHNSEN, Mobile lints.
Wholesale Aeenu. Rock Island.
rifJ Use Le Dw', Periodical Pill, of Parti.
r.2m;rn.t"nte,to accomplish ad tbst la
t, , V." oicectuina wtm earn
P?Co l "E" r toxr ,or 5- American
rill Co., royalty proprietors. Spencer. Iowa. The
ESttXH "i Ottofindm: KUsttie
droiii ' w davenport, and of all
DAVIS & CO,,
A complete stock of
Pip, Brasa Goods, Packing.
Hose, Fire Brick, Elc
Sol. Agent, for
DEAN STEAM PUMPS and
SIGHT FEED LUBRICATORS.
We guarantee every ore perfect, and will send Cut
Twenty day. trial, to responsible arties.
Safety Heating Boiler, and Contractors f .i
furnishing and laving Water, and
1712 First Ave.
Reck Island. Illinois.
Telephone 1148. Besidei ce 1 elephone In'
free of charge.
Rock Island, III.
Dr. S. E.
(Late of CiLcinnati. Ohio.)
Has Permanently Located in
In the past two months he has successfully
oe CAN KM
of the most severe rhtracter. Below he rives the
names of a few that he ha sncces fully tr.slt .i.
who are well kLown, that live in Davenport and
J. H. Harrison, Fock Island county, Mrs. A.J.
Mrson. heart dtseae.
Miss .i,na Iavi. F. A. Stearns, scrofula.
Charles Uoriion. Ilrnry Wineberc. rbemaiism.
Mrs. Anna Welsh, oeoraltria.
Mrs. L. A. Cowen. Geo. Brvant, E. L. SmiiU.
Jennie Wayherry. Jlary Shernine, A. B. Th.3i,-v
son, female diseases.
These are a few of the many rases he ha suc
cessfully treated, tut they are rnough la ft.'
what can be done by one who thotouKbly aii.n
etand the canse of disease.
PLos. of Manhood, Seminal Weakness ai J
Errors of Youth, positively and i.ermum i.i J
lCase sncccs'fully treated by corn-son-dence.
Correspondence accompai.icd by K
In stamps promptly answered.
W. Third Street, near Main,
Stop that Cough?
Or it will stop you.
How Will You Do It?
The Surest thing known is
Hie Great Restorer!
Not only your cough, tut your
Bronchia, trouble, as well as
many other things. It is war
runted. You are loosing time,
money, nl perhaps your life, in
this delay. It is worth investi
THE GREAT RESTORER WORKS.
1800 Portland Ave. Minneapolis. Minn.
For particulars, medicines, etc. Price 510 P'
bottle. Ton druggist can get it.
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