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VOL. XXXIX. NO. 105.
ROCK ISLAND, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1S01.
Mod Ceplea SjCeats.
Per WNk ItmoU.
A BILLION FOR THE INDIANS.
A PEW DAYS
When we will be ready to announce the date of
Our Great Spring Opening!
Every day for the last four weeks large in
voices of goods have been arriving. Our large force
of clerks ha.ve been busy unpacking, marking and
placing them ready for inspection. We have left
nothing undone in selecting our first spring purchase
for Rock Island, and are confident that our spring
line will be unexcelled. We pride ourselves partic
ularly upon the
Style, Workmanship, Fit and Quality.
In justice to yourselves, wait and watch for our
grand opening, examine our exquisite line and satisfy
yourselves of the artistic merit and low prices of our
Our hat and furnishing department will com
prise the latest novelties.
LONDON CLOTHING COMPANY.
Vara with the Redskla That Have Dm
CMtlr ta I'm-la tea.
Since tbe 4th of July, 177G, when this grrv
rrnment begun, the Indians hare cost tbe
United State f l.OOO.OOO.OOO. When tbe old
Pequot chief met tbe Pilcrim Father Dear
Ply month Hock and said. "Welcome. En
glishmen." he spoke for 1.03J.0U) ludiana.
That was the estimated number of tbe red
race tbt-n living in what are bow the
bounds of tbe United States. And so it
appears that to date the art of dispossess
ing tbe aborigines baa coot fl.WO for every
buck, squaw anl papooe bring on the
soil when tbe white man came.
These are runiil fiiirr. lint they are
very cloe to the flirt record. TLre? rear
ajro Mr. Tom IVtnaMfon, ta bo ia tiow in
charge of the Indian crn;i, ni-. J? a care
ful compilation. He showed that from
July 4. im, to Jane 00, the Indians
had rit tlnr R'irc rnmetit f:j:i.SW.2'l it. It
i safe t- -ar tSat the fiur rear aM-1 to
tbe record Mnce .Mr. HonaMMiu'srvNrjnbe
ill lirinir tl.e figure up cl-e to vl.'X-
,'. TLim rtioriiioiik amount i Uxiut
Jtie third of what tbe war of tbe rebell
ion t-ofct. One-third .f the l,v
has Ix-en lit in acifriiiu a.vi civilizing
Indian. Two-thirl of tbe fl.O W.ttJJ.tlWJ
hare U-rn almurla-d in Cbtin ludtaua.
What i known an tbe rtat Sioux war
Lart-U in is.2. The war latfed three or
four year. It cot t be I'niiol States be
tweeu (15.000.0iK and fJOMt.UiH).
Tbe Navajo war oust tbe government
Tbe bitrgwat of all recent Indian wars
w the one about which lrat was pnb-
Uoheo. It l-jran in 1ZJ It had ll origin
in a comparatively inoinifirant matter.
A cont ractor for f uruibing In-lian ktipnlie
sent to tbe Sioux agencie what w sup-
powa to tie prime mrw -k. TbecotuJfc-n-
mrnt a found l oofiMt Iarr-lv tf brmdn
of hivv Tbe Indian went low k on such
rations and l'k tbe wnrputti iutad of
the perk. In. Sibley and Sully con-du-!-I
the camjuiin. They bad IS.CM)
troop under tbera.
In tin Sioux war tbe Galrari7.-d Yaa-kw-."
a tb.-y were ra'.lad. made tbir ap
ar;t!fv. There -r vrml ri:irm-ntao
the ;.ilvatii,rd Vaiikt-rw. and tbeydid
&-! mtik acainM tbe Shmil It mar I
expl.uiM-d that -Ualranid Yankees" wcra
Ciirili-raie i.ri.rx-r who took tbe oath of
alb triatxv m! rtilited iu tbee regiment
to in:bt itKii.tn in preference to remaining
iu nrtl.Tti prison. In ivrr to a iwu
lulioti .f iu'j.ury frra tbe enate. IPsG, tb
aecrrtary t.f war Matcl t hat tbe total ool
of troopit in tbe Indian rnuntry from 17
to lso i,a.l Uvu riS.ttd.yr4 io.
In lHand 1W tUre ou a lirely Indian
war in what ia now the Italian trmtory
and OLlalioma. Tlie artual fill opera
tion durine le eleven iuot.t baookt II.UOO.-
Tbe Modoc war in tbe Lara la nmt
tbe army 111 koldit-ra kil-J wounded
Tbe chief incideutof thia campaitra aa
tbe aiaj nation of Ciea. Cit.y. Srvea
Un citixen were ki.'lnl or woundnd. The
record which was Kent to tbe rnl by
the war d-artmenl aaya. "N'u Indians re-.oru-d
Tbe Sioux war c f 1-TC ct fur the artaal
field exjTO-ea t,Zl2,;i. Hut cam.
paini wa thu-Oj notable for the Cnau-r
maiarTa. The army Iom wa 2S3 killed
and 121 wounded. Tbe Indian low was
only ho. TLe tut-r maiMrrr wa neter
atonal for. The tnin which tbe Indians
took from tbe -oldi-rs are Mall in tbciT
Tbe Nre IVmrs war of j77 laMed tbrc
mnntbo and nl f.'l Jii
In that ca ..j ain 241 .f!i.r aiil .I.kts
were kil-. and wouti.iV-L T lve itix-n
were killL 1 be ludian o- wa1is.
The li-icn W war -t lT was a rn)l
affair. It .iily ca f.VV0.; ,y. When it
a 1D KM tl.e refr.rl fLil 1 1,M ffl
totle army. SJ tuixn murdrrod and 'i
Tbe NortlM-rn Cheyenne ouUreak r,f ic
entaibd a on tbe army of kilb-d and
woanoto. Aolntliaii were repurtnl killed.
isnceitiie only Id-I. an fibtifcit Las
been with tbe little xiuada of AiulM in
Arixons and New Mexico. Yur every
Anarbe run don and killed or raj a red
tbe Rovemmect U said to Lave iit tun .
St. Iui Olube-Democrat.
rer f at Fhaaaaat.
Tbe imrdiVit relLinro r.l&rf . u.
. - . u
word of a shaman ' li iti4.iM. ,
frllow trilman J m i!lu4rat-d with
this iJ'J-. . V.nx Indian, who bad
lct a rrlatjve l yS.ab. oed to kill tba
nr uniig intiS Le n-t. TbU w a otkw
not an uncon-mon xrarlie amoc bur iu.
miaiooary nan much bt-iorrd ty all,
from wbom this Indian bad reoHrwJ many
far or. I'nwillicc but buabd t. i
be shot Lis heeefactor aa be hhmI It.l.
an uaa did Dot aanctJon a bloody retribu
tion on tbe murderer, sine the j.ln-iw.n
of bis tow was remmiand by alL
Toe shaman, however. upbraied Lim f4
bis art. and tirobouboed bis dram. uif,
"Yoq will die within tbe jear
Tb Indian, tbousb aparvtt!y a srell
man at tli time, was artand br a mdi.
diwax-. and actually did die within tba
;-ite-l time, a victim to Lia own auperaU
bous in.j-.tiaiion. Youth's Companion.
A Da4lr rte4 Cmrm4.
The r.arrka flt country abounds fa wild
tnr. ano tne auniers ia that
bavins: fin snort Lnntinv ttm -
fcnsc swarm ia lbs Mubbl Celds to
tn acaitcmi iisaas or srheat, and
aanuTs nix pita ia tbeae fields aod lie la
mm, navicK erst art out a eaabrr of tla
or iatboard deonys to attract tbe cvme.
A hunter named Adkins, while aittiac la
a pit ttrar t airtua waUbjt for kw. aar
a coTote aneakincdown on Lu lrr. n-
raaninc brute crept alotiC on bis Uaiy for
aooui sny ten, anc tbra made a tpnn of
about twenty fret, landing oi up of oo
of the tin deroja. lis was tb OKWt di
ruate4 looking enyota erer Knrn ta that
ataruon. ana ACkins leit ao sorry fur him
that b si Lim. breaking lwa I.
and then knocked him oa tbetopof too
head with tb UiU of Lis ffua. PortUttd
Tbo Best M4kia
Sir. lilaikie der tared that dystapaia U a ,
din wan of tbe legs rather tbaa of Uk Hoq.
acb. and for that bt agaia praacrlbod walk
Init. "Walking. said be. "is lbs best utm&U
cine on could taka. Yoa act that bcart to
work by a good, brisk walk every day,
paaapiac that Unod la a rapid manner
through your reins, and you wtU Lava lit.
Ua troabU with a balky Lver. stomach or ,
kidneys."- Kansas Qty Joar&aL