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THJf A nqV& OTUKS DAY, AUGUST ? 6 1891.
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BLACK HAWK'S BOXES.
A Xew Version as to Where They
Io iheremt.hieriain'4 Intrcral Ke
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A 1'ionerr's Htatemcnt.
Where was Black Hawk buried?
This a a question frequeatly asked, but
les.8 frequently answered. It is the nat
ural query of all visitors to the historic
lookout of the famous old warrior south
of Rock Island, aad after him named as
Black Hawk's tower. Still how different
are the replies that have I een given to
this question for in forma inn and how
seldom has there been anything like a
correct statement. This is not strange,
either, inasmuch as there has been such
a conflict of opinion as to the last resting
place of the noted Icd;an chief. But
here ia the latest from the Burlington
The Sac war chief, Black Hawk, has
been dtad for more than half a century,
his body buried, resurrect' d, stolen and
recovered, bis bones bulled, varnished,
acd the vioperry successively of a gover
nor, a doctor aud the la ter's surviving
partner. Two or three 61 iries of the fate
of Black H k's bones hKve been told,
but the one most generally accredited has
consigned the rtlics to tlie flames that
consumed tte quartets of the Des Moines
County Historical society, ia 1S33, on the
site of the present store o: Chriey Bosch,
on North Mam street. U.d residents,
who in the quaint seclusion and "slip
pered pantaloon" of their declining years,
delight to weave the rouunce of local
history, are familiar with the tales of
Black Hawk and his bones, hut a white
haired ard well kaown citizen today gave
a new version.
In 18119 Black Hawk's grave in Davis
county wd rbwtd uLil tis body taken
by a Dr. Turner to Quiccy, IU , where
the remains were recovered by special
police sent by Gov. Iiens, and were
brought to Burlington to ue identified and
turned ovtr to the old chief's people.
The bonts had been cleat ed and varnish
ed ready for wiring, and crd laid out in
the old Pretbyierian church oa Fourth
street, wbi.rc Mrs. Black Hank icspeclid
them nd recogDiZid tfct-m by the teeth.
The Indliiiia weic so Weil pitaseii with the
polished condition of the nones that they
told Gov. Lucas to keep them, hnd the
executive lurnen tlitm over to ut. i.nos
Lowe, an tariy practitiontr of Burling
tun. wto atterwards died and leit
the bones to his partner. Dr. Mc
L.urens. The latter physician resided
on I tiira street m a house upon the site
of the present Hulstein cigar factory, and
had his office in a little building the first
door nortb. Whtn the rooms of the
County Historical societr on Main street
were burned tie story was told aid gen
erany uenevea tnut the oones were
mingled with the ashes of the burned
building, wtjich was also the property of
Dr. McLaurens. J. B. Patterson's bi
ography of Black Hawk makes that dis
position of the old ctitf's bones and a
concluding and truthful '.enf of history is
The fact is that Black Hawk's bones
lie in an unmarked grave ia the potter's
field in Aspen Grove. This statement is
made at present with a probable insuf
ficiency of the authenticity required for
history, hut were tints ard tct devoted
to the accumulation of evidence "je
siotemeiit ( uu.ii uuUoubledij be verified,
though tao cx.tot lotutioii of the bones is
lost and they could not be identified at
this late day.
The story of their fute is an interesting
thouch simple one . Tl ey xensaiutd in
Dr McL iiircn's pos-cssi. n for about five
year?, resting uodibturbe 1 in a box ia the
phjsiciuu'e ptivute cfioe. In tne mean
time Dr. MoLaurtn had taken in a part
ner, who continued in pr ictice with him
until 18"7 and remov-.'d to Chicaco
About this time Dr. M .Laorerj missed
Black Hawk's bones. Tae old in his
b ick room had grown to be a familiar
s;t;h'., iid .ho"gu he hsc no use for the
bouts he felt that in fait:i to their former
&ju iilus.r.ous wearer hi Iden i;y should
be preserved. He had not, since
tae Historical society fire, corrected
t any ex'ent the story 'hit they wer.i
burned, aud but few kner th-it ue id
been their custodian thereafter. Aains
these in ' ' Miu-..r.c i-'i'e'e ! q iiet
iDij-jiry, thiuklog thut ptrhaps some oue
hd borrowel the bone? for anatomical
study. It ws ascertained tbdt there had
been a set of bones in use by a class under
the tuition of a transient medical lecturer
jq the b?erpent of the i!4 Presbyterian
Church, but a search cf t'tie prem'ues re
vealed no sign of Black Hawk's integral
and varnished remains. Fifteen years
passed, and Dr. McLurns had removed
to California, when one day workmen
who were tearing down the old church
found a dusty box of varnished bones
under the stairway leadirg into the base
ment. The discoverv was conveyed to
the office of George II. 1 tne, and parties
who were acquainted with the incident of
the disappearance of Black Hawk's bones
ianmediately set up a theory that these
were the bonis No ont connected with
either the disappearance from Dr. Mc
Laurens' office or the medical lectures in
the church basement cot Id be found to
substantiate the theory, and Mr. Line
deputized a man to consign the bones to
a grave at Aspen grove . The man buried
them in the potter's fieli and left the
grave unmarked. It was afterward ascer
tained that Dr. McLiurens' partner, who
went to Chicago, had nothing to do with
the disappearance of the bones, as was for
a time suspected, and though the story
has never before been published, the
belief has always existed among a few
old time inhabitants thai tha dust of the
Mississippi valley's mott illustrious red
man lies in an unknown grave in the pot
tei's held at Aspen erovt .
For retr.rn of a card case containing
some cards and a receipt of no value to
anyone except to owner. Please leave at
waterworks office, Davenport, and receive
The rosy freshness, and a velvety soft
ness of the skin is variably obtained by
those who use Pezzooi's Complexion
The Kenorlrd 't'oaaultilaxlan In Dir.
'port-JlanugT Louderbaek's le
The Union of this morning gives exten
ded notice to one of many rumors which
have been afloat for several days relative
to the tri-city street railway system and
says: "We are now enabled to announce
on authority deemed reliable, that nego
tiations have been practically closed be
tween the syndicate directors and Mr.
Allen, by which the Davenport Central
lines become absorbed by the Davenport
& Rock Island Railway ccmpiny, and Dr.
Allen becomes the manager of the tri-city
electric street railwav svstem. There
may be a few minor details to arrange
jet, and the legal forms, and ceremonies
have yet to be gone through with, but our
infoimant tells us that the deal is practi
cally made, and that in a few days Dr.
Allen will be in charge of affairs."
As stated before, this is only one out
of a thousand reports which have been
going from mouth to mouth in the three
cities since the syndicate first talked of
selling out, and it but verifies what The
Argus stated Saturday evening were the
indications to wit: that the syndicate
would absorb tte other lines in Daven
portexcept that the Union prints the
further announcement that Dr. Allen is
to be manager of the tri.city system.
This is the part that mostlatlecs Rock Isl
and, and to learn how far the
Union statement in this particu
lar was correct The Argus
this morning telegraphed D. H. Louder
back, manager of the Davenport & Rock
Islaud street railway system, in Chicago,
and askd if the statements were based
upon fnets, and this was the reply that
came at noon today :
Chicago, Aug. 6. There is nothing in
the report that we are aware of.
D. H. Loudehback.
As stated in an interv'ew with Mr.
Louderback before his departure for Chi
cago 10 days ago, negotiations have been
ia progress between the syndicate and the
Daverport Central company, of which
Dr. Allen is president, but while it is
known that each company has made over
tures to the other, and that it is mnst like
ly, as said S iturday last, that the syndi
cate will come into possession of the Cen
tral railway, it is hardly probable that a
chance will be made in the local manage
ment as far as this side of the river is
concerned. Supt. Schnitger will remain
in gei.ers! charge, it is believed, no mat
ttr a hat deal may be made. At least it
is hoped so, and while Dr. Allen
may by the conditions under which
the syndicate assumes his plant be
come a director, it is not probable that
the local management will be changed in
the least. These, however, are only re
ports, as Mr. Lauderback's telegram
There are other
which may stand
which is valuable
and track material. The power plant of
the syndici'.c is ample for all purposes
should there be a consolidation, but Dr.
Allen possesses lines which would be of
advantage to the syndicate to own in
Davenport, and by abandoning those of
the two companies which are not paying
a good system could be arranged
there. But the cars of the Alien
line would be of no use to the syndicate.
In the fir&t place they are of a different
electrical ntsign and would not give the
satisfaction that the uniform system
of motors does with which the
syLdicate has provided itself. The
cars on the Allen line have been shame
fail inied, loo, and a number which
when placed on the track new a year ago
and wtru as hiaasome, be it said to Dr
Alien's credit, as ever turned out of a
shop, now look as if tbey had been run
ning for 10 years, and would be of no use
to the syndicate. Dr. Alien seemB to
have bcea unfortunate in bis employes
ia this respect.
While, as has teen said, there is likely
to occur a consolidation at any time on
the Davenport side, it is not believed it
will in the least affect the lines here.
The lines here are giving Eplen
did satisfaction to the public,
and are paying the company well. The
local public has no complaint to make
about the Chicago syndicate and its man
agement, and would rather prefer to let
well enough alone than to see a change.
Mrs. Caroline Schmid. residing at 821
Twentieth street, came yery near losing
her life this morning by being given a
dose of camphor by her daughter by mis
take. Dr. Carter was immediately sum
moned and she is now getting along
in the way of
is that all. the
is its franchises
OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
Tw qaltt Mr.sion by the Board f
Education Committee. Etc.
The board of education has been hold
a few quiet sessions of late. At the first,
held August 1, Capt. C. W. Durham was
elected president, but on his declination
Dr. C. C. Carter was chosen president
and C. F. Lynde was elected treasurer.
President Carter announced the follow-
ing standing committees which
Teachers, Text Books and Discipline
C. W. Durham, C. Bernhardt.
Insurance, Printing. Etc D. J. Sears
C. C. Carter.
Fuel and Janitors C. Bernhardi, W.
Building and Improvements W. B
Ferguson, D. J. Sears.
Finance C. Bernhardi, C. W. Dur
ham. High School W. B. Ferguson, C. C.
No. 7 D. J. Sears. W. B. Ferguson,
C. Bernhardi and C. C. Carter.
On recommendation of the finance com
mittee, the following resolution was
Resolved, That the superintendent and
clerk of the board of education of Rock
Island school district are hereby directed
to certify to the county clerk of the
county of Rock Island that the said
board of education requires the sum of
$32,501) to he raised on the real and per
sonal estate, of the said T?nrk Ulft,t
schcoi district, to meet the loss acd in
dettedness falling due. and for other
school purposes lor the ensuing schoo.
The proposition of the Coal
Valley Mining company to furnish fuel
for the ensuieg year was accepted, the
conditions being that the company de
liver at the several school houses the re
quisite amount cf coal required at 8J
cents per bushel on one year's time from
August 1, the coal to be from the com
pany's Mercer county mines.
The committee on repairs was directed
to furnish Building No. 3 as perootice to
contractors July 14.
Bills were allowed as follows:
Coal Valley Minirg companv. Si,
121.05; Cnarles Smith, 42: John 'Kalloff,
?45 5(.i; John liealv, 512; Marshall
Shiw, 7 5 J; vV. II. Cjuk. 33 25.J
The resignation of Miss M. A. B. Wit
ter was accepted.
The second special session was held at
Buiidiug No. 7. There were present
Directors Sears, Carser and Bernhardi.
la the absence cf the clerk Dr. Bern
hardi was elected secretary pro tern.
It was decided to substitute Bedford
stoDe for Colons stone in the new struc
ture at an additional cost of 300. Archi
tect .. b. Hammatt was allowed 53CO
on account and Contractor Schreiner was
reuuested to test the foundations for the
walls, and with the architect, submit an
estimate of tte additional cost.
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ances a sou and beautiful skin: it com
bines every element of beauty and purity
OrricE. Room 3, 4. S and 6 Jlaeouic Temple,
h? tot pay the same amount to the Home
BuiidiiiE; and Loan Ae-orial. on each month that
von are cow pajme I'T rttt, anl acquiTe a home
of y 3T. I o n.
Lar.e awarded at low, t rl:e.
stoc ia the firs, feries may be hai njion ap
pl:cu Jon to the Secte'ary.
Brings out the defects, if there
I guarantee everything I sell.
If you don't like it when you
get home with it, you can re
Q. M. Loos LET.
CBIHi, lUfl AXD LA MTU, '
ISO? Second Arenne,
Highest of all in Leavening Power. U. S. Gov't Rfport, Aug. 17, 1889.
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JAHNS & BERTELSEN,
Tinware And Housm Furnishing Goods.
1612 second avenue,
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
Croquet 4-ball sets 62c
Hammocks, jute, Mexican 75c
Hammocks, white, Mexican 9So
Hammocks, colored, Mexican fi 15
Window screens, hardwood frame 28c
New chamber sets, handsome decorations, yery cheap. .
Picnic plates per 100 S(c
Picture frames 8x10 with glass and mat. 3 styles 85e
Linen or cream wove stationery per pound S2c
Envelopes to match, fquare i(ic
Decorated window shades with best spring fixtures 82c
GEO. H. KINGSBURY, Fair and Art Store,
1703, 1705 Second Ave. Telephone 1218.
G. O. HUCKSTAEDT,
Manufacturer cf and Dealer in-
Oil Cloths, Curtains, Etc.
1811 and 1S13, Second Avenne. ROOK ISLAND.
New f Delicious Summer Drink
Ice Cream Soda,
Prescriptions a Specialty.
Do You Want to
If 60, take notice of a few of the many bargains:
Gents' Tan colored shoe?, former pi ice $4.00, reduced to $289
Gents fine Dongola south ties
Gents' calf hand sewed sboes
Ladies' ooze calf ox tie
Ladies' Tan colored lace shoes
Ladies' pat. leather ox tie
Lowest Prices and Best Goods at
Central Shoe Store,
1818 Second Avenue.
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292 Fifth Avenue.
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