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,nd Daily Argu
VOL. XXXIL NO. 205
KOCK ISLAND, THURSDAY, JUXE 1. 1S91.
Si a a e Copies' 9 Oat
ROMNCi O? AN SOUCTJOJH.
THE NEW SAVINGS BANK
IS NOW PREPARED TO RECEIVE DEPOSITORS.
We Give Everybody in Town Credit
For wanting: to save money, because even7" man who wvp? mrmw
j - " "'iiv., nicti-vvo inuilCV, ell iva
every man who makes money eets rich, and th
we all want. Nothing is so essential to ones happiness as a happy home You can
IldKC )'UUi llctpp' UV
Trading at the London
In a short time you will have enough money saved and deposited in the savings bank to buy a nice
horn i by trading with the London. We are positive we are thoroughly qualified to supply your every
want, as we know we have the largest and most complete stock to select from.
YOU BE THE JUDGE
of our goods and our prices. Compare
them with othes. We know we can save
vou monev on everv article bought of us
OUR GOODS ARE NOTED
For strength, beauty and finish. You
jcannot get better goods or lower figures
anywhere. Our guarantee goes with
every article sold. We can and will save
Nestable Dinner Pail, to ba given every one buying a sail-
A WORD TO THE WISE IS SUFFICIENT
If you have a doubt as to who can best serve your interest let us prevail upon you to examine goods
and prices in Rock Island, Davenport and Moline, have some goods sent to your home and then call
on us, compare our goods and prices, we will soon convince you that our prices are at least from 1
to 20 per cent, cheaper.
Strmnje AdTentwre of a, Mam Vtao Was
Stolen by the Indians When a Child.
There is a barber named Keary Pettit
who ua a rare tale of adventure to tell
concerning himself, of bow be was stolen
when four years old by the Indian, and
how te Snail v bund bis father. Pettit
was born in at tb Indian tradHu; post
near Karon, Mica., where bis father had
an exchac store and was patronised by
Ia 142 Turkey Foot, chief of the Black
Creek Indians, swt into a difficulty with
the father of Pettit, claiming that be had
i jkk.ci iiki .uuvai uuitM m I. fftT I life
would cot rake back the money. The In
dian went away m.5. and vowing that he
would cet even. The Indians about this
time sold their lands about Port Enron,
and were be-.ns removed to reservation
near the present city cf Sandusky This
Indian at once executed a plan to get re
venue on Pettit.
The eigne before Turkey Foot left he
sKle the boy ia this manner: He found
out tbt Pettit-was not at borne one night,
and he entered ttie house about midnight.
Vi1:ds lightly across the floor be jerked
the sleepim; babe from the arms of the
mother, who awoke in alarm. onlyto"nJ
that her baby was aone. A diluent search
faiiearto f.c a trace of the missinfi: boy,
and te was c-.ven upas dead. The Indian
took the lad. now four years old, to Ohio,
where an oid squaw took chanre of him.
There was a white man with the tribe
named Timothy Crocl-r, whom the In
dians sent ivcko Port Karon to tell Pet
tit that La Ivy had tiieft ia Canada. Thus
the parents were mad ro blieve-thatheit
ley was dead. The lad kvd with the
Indians until eleven years old, when a man
named Howser, of Williamsvrt, Pa., who
was aniens tt.es Indians, bought the bov
for a smaii cousderaticn and took. bim
Ivack to. Ms home. The boy there learned
t he lsiroer trade, but r.s to wher -the
Indians cot hiu; he cvjuia cot remember.
He wa sent to school at. Republic, t.,
where he received a i:eeuse to teach. He
was there jtoimi If the name of T.mnthy
Crocker. ami ia 1nV he was ir-taried to
M.ss Catbarme Kokert. who live! at Del
phi, this s:.:e. where he purchased bar
ber she p.
When the wsr commenced be eniisted
in the X:s:ta lav'uauti infantry. While
this regiment was with Sherman in the
"march to The sea" and in Alabama,
"Crx-ker" was approached by a man who
asked Li:a his name. -Crocker" told him,
and the man deuied it, sayir. that he was
the very counterpart cvf a Mr. Pettit, at
Port Huron. Mich.: that he mast be the
mis-sine son. l.Sji since sr.p-,.sed to- U
dea l. Thestrano?r took the name of the
town where ' Crocker' lived, and void him
that when the war closed proof would be
presented showing that "Tin'.ot hy Crocker''
was Henry Pettit, the son vf Edward
Afw ne war "Crocker" settled a:
VTestviile. near La Porte, where he soon
heard from th mysterious person who ha l
told him such a strance story while ia the
army. This was sjon followed by a tele
irram from Edward Pettit, of Port Huron,
M:ch.. ayia. "Come at once and lose nc
time " "Crwker" went, hardly knowing
what to think would be the outcome of hi
trip. He arrived at Port, Huron, and upon
stepping from th train he met Lis father
face to face two men almost the exact
iasjt of each other. There could he nc
mistaking the fact that one was the fatbet
ani the other the son. The mo'her ha-f'
died many years before. Cor. Indianapolis
llow iooU Are Made.
Birch wood is preferred. The wood is
nrst sawed into sticks four or five feet lorn;
and seven-eighths of an inch to three inches
square, according to the sire of the spool
to be produced. These sticks are thor
oughly seasoneI. They are sawed in;;
short Mocks and dried in a hot-air kiln. A:
the time they are sawed holes are bored
perpendicularly throusrh each block which
is set on end under a rapidly revolving.
Ions shacked aucnr. Xext, one whirl ol
each little block against some little knives
that are turning at lichtnim; speed fash
ions it into a spool according to the panern
desired, and that. too. at the rate of one a
second for each srl uf knives.
A row of ma:i boys feed the spool
makicj machines by simply placing tht
blocks in a s;xut. seiectiuk; the best and
throwim; out the knotty and deft-ctive
stock. The machine is "aiituuir.tie," but
there are seme things wl-icii ic cannot do,
hence the employment of the small boys
above mentioned. After the spools are
tamed ttiey are placed ia a large drum and
revoked rapidly until they have taken on
a fine poJTsh. For some special puijoose
they are dyed yellow, black or red, accord
ing to tJiste. When one sees a spool ot
thread marked -20" or "300 yards" it does
not signify that the thread has been taeas
ured. but that the spool has been panged,
and is supposed to have that amount ol
threafl w;wn it. St. Louis Republic.
Notice : hereby eiren that on TueeJav. the
S0:h iiy of Jcne. A. p. l9i, ii the citT of Rock
of tie board of education, which e'ection will be
I'v'woiotwiiBiat uiurnuis: a&a roctlaue
uctil 7 o'clock iu (he (tenioon of tfui dy.
The f 9iiowiiLZ are herrbr deti'n&tMl
oter or me r irst an S-cond wards wfTl vote
t he PhoenUt Hoe lloune.
Vote in the Third, Fourth tail Fifth wardi will
vo'e at Daabera old bl&rkamif h .Kn v ihm
Voter of the Sixth and Seventh wards will vote
at th Cable Boh Hnn-e.
limed Rock Ifiand, 111.. Jane 16.
WILLIAM JtcCUSOCHIE. Mayor.
EaUte of Ellen Breanahan, Deceased.
The nuderaiirced having been appointed admln-i-rralsr.
with the wlU annexed of tb estate of
Ellen Bresnahan, late of the conntr of Rock lal
aud, atate of Illinois deceased, hereby givea notice
that he will appear before the count cort of
Bock Island conatj. at the office of Uw Uerk of
-aid court. In ue clrv of Rock Island, at the
August term, on the drat Monday In Auftin next,
atwhlcn time all persona Laving claim acainat
for the purpose of havinar the aam atn.td
persona maeoiea to said estate are requested
make immediate payment to the ondersiiraad.
vaKu'iu, iuiuui; vi une, av. u. lwl. -
J. R. JOHNSTON, Administrator, "C.T. A."
E. M. PEARCE,
Room 33 ia Mitchell ft Lynde'i Mw block.