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William S. Brackett Writes
of Gen. Buford.
luc ComDS
Our Mid-Si mmer Grand Clearing. Sale of Crockery
and Glassware.
In order to make room for our large import line of
china and glassware we will, for the next 30 days, sell
goods at less than cost of production. If jou are in
need of a dinner or toilet set it will be to your interest
to purchase during this great sale.
Six picco toilet set, decorated, chamber, worth f3.50, clearing
sale price f 1.59.
Ten piece decorated chamber sets, worth $G. clearing sale
price $2.73.
Twelve piece chamber sets. Oiled in decoration, rich gold
trimmings, and gold striped, worth 15, clearins sale price $9.99.
100 piece dinner sets, linished in gold handles, festooned
plates, worth $9, clearing sale price $4.98.
100 piece dinner set in best Eoglish porcelain, under glaze
decoration, assorted colors, former price $10, clearing gale
price $5.9S.
100 piece dinner set in best English porcelain, highly decor
ated in blue, fawn and pencil, worth $13.50, for the clearing sale
price $0.98.
13 piece berry set, Haviland French china, worth $5, at this
sale $2.79.
500 plates in One china, beautiful decorations, at 11 and 15c
former price L'5 and 35c.
One-half gallon glass pitchers 19c. former price 45c.
Wine glasses in imitation cut at 22e per dozen,
l'ie plates in English semi-porcelain, festooned, at 3c each.
Tea plates in English semi-porcelain, festooned, at 4c each.
Dinner plates, same as above, 5c each.
Wash bowls and pitchers, best Amsterdam granite, for this
sale 37c each.
Water sets in Bohemian glass, all pieces engraved and imita
tions cut, will go at one price for this great sale 88c.
20 per cent discount on all French china.
25 barrels of jelly glasses, tin tops, one-third pint, lc each.
Mason quart fruit jars at 5c each. I
Mason half-gallon fruit jars at 6c each.
Mason jar rubbers at 3c per dozen.
N. 13. Mail orders promptly and carefully filled;
no charges for packages.
Young dc Mc Combs
1725 Second Avenue,
Carriages, Harness,
Laprobes, Whips, etc.
Carriage Works
Sco the ball bearing and rubber tire wheels on vehicles
of all kinds.
We carry all grades in stock and personally warrant all
work sold either of our own or other makes.
219 to 1 24- East Fourth street
So are our celcbrat'd "Buckeye"
Force Pumps. They please, or
our customers would be less in
stead of more.
Kfop your fireside bright with
our warm weather friends. Cel
tbrated -Shirk" Cork Filled Re
frigerators. Jewel' Gas Ranges,
Jewel" Gasoline Stoves, Water
Coolers, Ice Cream Freezers, etc.
No need to pull the people's cars
to make them listen toourstorv.
for every user admits that they
are the best and loudly praise
our method in skill and bavin".
House Furnishings that please the ladies.
Call and see our stock before phrchasing elsewhere. We can save
you money.
Alien, Mvers & Company
1S21 Second Ave. Opposite the Harper House
Aa Able Tilbatc to the Gallant Officer of
Whom Bock Island to Jaatly I road The
Uettjebera; Moamment and Its ravelling-.
Col. William S. Brackett. formerly
of Rock Island, has written the Peo
ria Journal an extended article on
the life and character of Gen. John
Buford, to whose memory the mon
ument was unveiled on Gettysburg
battle field July 1. Col. Brackett
says biojjraphically:
"John Buford. if he had any home
outside the regular army, lived in
Rock Island. There bis boyhood
was passed, and there his father and
family all lived. He was appointed
a cadet at West Point from Rock
Island in 1344, and graduated in
1848. His father, well known as old
uoi. jonn liuiord, was a prominent
VUUS.CU 01 cock isiann, anu at one
time was postmaster of that city.
lli two surviving brothers. Thomas
Buford and James M. Buford, live in
Rock Island today. The eitv of
Kock Ifland is justly proud of the
name and fame cf Gen. John Buford.
iur ub was ner son. Ana Illinois is
not yet ready to cive him un to
Kentucky, although the ignorance of
the many alien editors and newspaper
writers 01 cnicago mignt try to make
out our hero to be a -Kentucky
soldier.' There are traditions in
Rock Island today of the boy, John
uurord scampering through the
streets and over the bluffs of the
town on a bareback horse that 110
other boy in the town could ride
the Buford family came oriirinallv
from Kentucky, but Gen. John P.u.
ford's father was one of the early
settlers of Rock Island, and was all
his life one of the foremost citizens
of that place. On the soldier's mon
ument in the public square of Rock
Island, first on the marble sculptured
roll of the dead, stands of risrht the
glorious name of Mai. (Jen. John Bu
Ketone In Illinois.
'Although his grave is where the
historic hills of the Hudson look down
upon the scenes of his cadet life at
West Point, the city and state of his
boyhood claim him as their own son.
find as such revere his memory. The
nearest that John Buford ever came
to being a Kentucky poldier. as the
Chicago papers have it, was some
what Jiko this, as narrated to the
writer by Gen. John liibbon. of the
United States army: At tho out
break of the civil war. Cant. John
Buford, Second United States Dra
goons, was stationed at Old Caron
Hoyd, Utah. Gen. Gibbon was there
also as captain of artillery. Many
southern ollicers were loud in declar
ing, their sentiments in favor of se
cession and state sovereignty, and
announcing their intentions to resign
and light for the south. John Bu
ford, with that great sense of nro
pricty which ever distinguished him
as an ollicer of the regular arm v.
kept silence and avoided all discus
sion of political themes.
Finally some of the oflicers asked
uiiford what he was- coin' to do
about the impending crisis. I have
received,', said Buford. 'a letter
from the governor of Kentucky ur;?
Ing me to come there, and promising
me anytuing 1 wanted in Kentucky
n tne way of military command, if
I would come.' What reply did vou
make, John?' said Capt. Gibbon.
who was present. Buford's blue
eyes Hashed lire and the color oc
strong ia his handsome face, as ho
replied in riujrins tones to the as
sembled group of ollicers: ! wrote
to the governor of Kentucky that I
was an officer of the United States
army and that I intended to remain
one.' After Gettysburg and the n-jr-
:. 1 ... .. ... .
uii 01 ukk a army, iicneral isulonl.
exhausted and worn out by hard field
service and coustant exposure, grew
so weak and ill that he was removed
to Washington, where ho could get
better medical treatment than in the
Longed For Kock Island.
As death approached he longed
once more to see the mighty liver of
the west, and tbone wooded bluffs
above the town whore his boyhood
lays were passed, and where" were
the graves of his father and kindred.
He requested to be carried back to
die on the soil of that state which
had sent him to West P.. int. and
where was the home of his family.
Hut it was not to be, and General
Buford died in Washington. Decem
ber 1(1. 11S68. Of his great and glo
rious services at Gettysburg, history
now gives him that due credit which
or riznt bclonrrs to him.
To say that he made the field
whereon the federal army won the
greatest victory of the war is but to
state one fact in the career of this
almost matchless leader of cavalry.
Well Won Laurels.
Gen. Buford never reaped the
laurels he so grandly won. but died
the following winter from illness and
sheer exhaustion, brought on by
over-exertion and continued exposure
in the field. But the most precious
legacy left by Gen. Buford to his
country is his rare and wholly ad
mirable character. He was as mod
est as he was brave and honest, lie
was kindhcarted and idolized by hhi
officers and men, but he was at the
same time a strict disciplinarian.
Like Murat or Sheridan, be was born
to be a field marshal of cavalry. lie
knew what to do at once, and his
plans were formed and carried ssut
like lightning. As Gen. Wesley Mer-
army, and commanding at Chicago),
so well says: He despised the false
flourish and noisy parade of the
cnariatans of the service, and avoided
too much, perhaps, the proper praise
' m giunous actions, and
sought to depreciate, prompted by
uia lauereni mouesty, the contem
porary glorification which less
worthy men coveted. For ' this rea
son no was not known to the news
paper world as were many others,
who will sink into insignificance
while the name or Buford will occupy
a bright page in the history of thi's
, "President Lincoln loved and ad
mired John Buford, and looked with
extreme satisfaction on his promising
career, and not the less because the
young general was an Illinois boy.
As Buford lay dying, Lincoln sent
him his commission as major gen
eral. The splendid bronze statue
just unveiled at Gettysburg repre
sents Gen. Buford in hisfavorite
garb .1 modest, loose-Utticg,' dak
blue blouse which be habitually
wore in the field. The statue has
been wholly erected and paid for by
personal friends of the great com
mander. Gen. Merritt bavin" acted
as president of the Memorial associa
tion. Tho veterans of the war hang
wreaths cf honor every Memorial day
above the name of Buford 011 the sol
diers' monument at Rock Island, and
the story of Buford's life and charac
ter is a precious .inheritance to be
handeidown to onr children and our
children's children."
Marriage of a Prominent Csuple
Urooklyn Yesterday.
The marriage of Martin Cava
naugh, of this city, and Miss Jujia
Carney was celebrated yesterday
morning at Brooklyn, Iowa, the
bride's home. The "ceremony was
solemnized at the Catholic church.
The groom was somewhat timid
about expressing his intentirns, even
to his intimate friends, whose sus
picions were verified in the announce
ment of his betrothal a few i!ays ago.
But the happy day was not men
tioned, and this Mr. Cavanaugh held
a secret, his acquaintances not ex
pecting him to submit to cupid's
dictations at so early a ditc. But
he slid out of the city i;n.-ercmoiii-ou!y
the other day, and now comes
the informa'ion of his marriage.
Ieservluj- Young- People.
The groom's popularity in this city
is well known, and that ho is deserv
ing of tho life companionship of the
estimable young lady whi m he has
chosen goes withou't saving. Mr.
Cavanaugh has for many 'years been
connected with the Rock Iand road.
which, appreciating ' his xorlh and
industry, has always held him as a
candidate for advancement, until he
has now won the position It engineer,
being one of the prominent ones of
the system. Tho bride ii a beautiful
young lady, and one of Brooklyn's
fairest and mostestimabli) favorites.
She is also well known in this citv.
where tho friends of boib will 6hower
upon them all kinds of blessings for
a happy and prosperous future.
hlld Ii.urei.
The pleasure of the fcntral Pres
byterian Sunday school outing was
marred yesterday aftcrtoon at the
Tower by an unfortunate mishap
which befell 4-year-oMj Elsa Dingcl
dicn. daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Dingcldien, one of lie number,
while riling with sntuc little com
panions ou tho mcfrry-go-roiind.
The child fell from tte'scat to be
neath the contrivance und before it
was brought to a halt she had been
struck several times in tho head,
which contained -four p,'ablies, beside
another in the forchrid. Dr. Sala
John Ileary Fuller Before tna Trlboaal
A Kabberjr.
John Henry Fuller wandered into
'Squire Schroeder' court this morn
ing, carrying his usual contented
physiog' expansion and wearing a
buttonhole bouquet. The illustrious
John Henry made his appearance on
request of" the police, who were
called upon to arrest him on a
complaint preferred by a Ness
ler boy, who accused John of
warming his pantaloons with the
hard side of a club. John is pre
sently domiciled in little cottage
situated on the shady side of the
railroad tracks on Fourth street.
Here it appears the'boys congregate
and perpetrate all kinds cf bchemes
to annoy John Henry, whose pleas
ant and peaceful disposition is dis
played on the sight of his happy
countenance. But he is no exception
to the general rule of humanity
when he is aggravated and abused he
is going to have recourse somehow
Jonn'a time came yesterday. Thn
boys commenced to plague him. He
Stood it until his passions became
uncontrollable, and securing a slab
which could be comfortably handled
1 . -
ne 6iariea alter vouns' Nesslpr
who seemed to be the worst. The
young man was chastised quite se
vcrely, the echoes of the slab comin
agaiust bis bosom sounding sweetly
iu uouu s cars. messier ba
John arrested, but he couldn
convince the 'squire that he had re
ceived any more than he deserved
aim 4 una uenry fuller was again
jwion tu 10 go nis way.
Harn Itsusaeked.
3 he barn on the premises of J. P.
Wilson, 4413 Fifth avenue, was cn
tcred last night and a laprobe and
auoui twenty-live yards of old car
pet stolen.
administered for the
juries anil found i;
apply three stitches
wound. F.lsa's skuli
tured, as it was at lira
although her injuries
ful, nothing serious is
utile one s tn
necessary to
the forehead
as not frac
fcared, and
ire very pain-expectcd.
rite (now a major
iu the
Bhirted to Kock (island.
As anticipated, th supervisors
yesterday afternoon ri used to adopt
tho recommondationWof the equali
zation committee. The fight was
made that the citvlof Rock Isl
and, instead of the Jural districts,
should be made toj shoulder the
additional 2.. per I cent shaved
from Moline's valuqion. The ma
jority of the Mefuc represent
atives, always rcaJy to give Rock
Island the worst of it, joined
hands with the ruftl members, and
tho 2 per cent deduction from Mo-
iine lots, amounting to f 29,7o7.85,
was added to Rock f land's lot valu
ation, by a vote of 16 to 9.
I he supervisors ent out to the
poor farm today is a body to make
Uic annual iuspectiOa.
Weak anil fVerroas
Describes the condiion of thousands
of people at this sci-on. Thev have
no appetite, cannottslcep, and com
plain of thj! prostrating effect of
warmer weather. This condition
may be remedied 'r Hood's Sarsana-
rilla, which creatrfan appetite and
tones up all tbciirgans. It cives
good health by uiking the blood
pure. J
Hood's pills arejThc best after
dinner pills, assiil digestion, cure
John Treneman hiving ceased bis
connection with inj business. I will
not be responsible for debts con
tracted n my nam, and he is with
out authority to W.Iect bills due to
Urell Ars n Cas Uum iu the Jury Jacob
Taxman Single A call.
Arguments in the Grell arson case
were concluded this morning and the
case given to the turv at 10 oVlonk
v belher the Moliueite intentionally
set lire to his residence is for these
gentlemen to determine: J. C. Bos
ton, Charles Miller. Mason Marnle
"iu oauiar, vtiiuam Kocrber, t . W,
liiauci, J. 11. lownscnd, Frank Rev
nolds. James Cle'ir. J. B. Zimnier
Jolin Uollnian afld William Ncpka.
Ended Tiielr Domestic Troalilre.
Anna, the better half of Jacob Tax
man, appeared in court yesterday af.
leiuouu mm represented Jacob as
undeserving of the companionship o
a who. lie neaped upon her un
caned lor abuse, and was a cruel
man. Sweeney & Walker repre
sented her, and Judge Bigelow con
sidcred her story of sufficient weight
10 appiy tne matrimonial severer,
and Jacob and Anna were declared
single, he to have the children, and
pay alimony in the sum of $50'j.
Saloonkeepers I'lead.
As attorney for the defendants
nilliam Mchniry plead guilty by
proxy for Lothar Harms and Kdward
Murrin on the charge of conducting
open tpling houses Sunday. Mr,
Mchniry made a strong plea for the
saioon Keepers, nounng that they
auuuiu noi ue considered crimi
nals in the ordinarily accepted
uiiuuraiumung 01 me term, as
the extenuating circumstances
in the cnstum for this nature of
business to be run on the Sabbath,
tne administrations for some tea
years permitting it, and in fact some
encouraging it by frequenting such
piaccs. jn tneso grounds Mr. Mc.
Kniry appealed to the court for len
icncy, which was given in the fining
i tue ieiunuanisthcmiiumumoff2U
and costs.
A Man's Prosperity
Depends largely on the health of his
wife. She should maintain her
health and promptly correct any
weakness by using Zoa-Phora.
Prom eTery tobacco chewer is wanted
as to the merits of
July 9, 1895.
Tut Auuts, lti a week.
Baker, McNeill
e Sessler.
Hot Water Heating,
Steam and Gas Fitting,
Copper, Tin and
Sheet Iron Work.
Opposite Harper House, Rock Island.
sToiie Front Here Comes the W
A Sale that Emphatically Proves the Wonder
ful Lead of the New Store in Low Prices and
Progressive Retailing. n
Now for Boys' Clothing!
U to 19, Strong no shoddy f-.90
(rey union
Grey all wool
Fancy homespun
Fancy Cheviot
Blue worsted
" Mack cheviot
IMue clay
Finer suits up to
4 to 12 Strong everyday
Fancy blue check
4 to 14 Fancy brown check
4 to 12 Grey mix
4 to 14 Brown striped
Fancy mixed
Urey check
5 to 12 Combination
" Combination
6 to IS Fancy Scotch suits
" Fancy cassimere
Finer suits up to
1.75 k
2.00 i
2.fi0 W
3.50 p
Sommers & LaVelle
1804 Second Avenue.
Ono Price.
Wall Paper
Room Mouldings, Pictures. Picture
Frames and Window Shades is at the
Adams Wall Paper Company,
. 3o. 3" and 3 U Twentieth street.
All good jndjres of cheirinu tobacca
navie thus fur been unanimous ia pro
nouncinir it the best ia qcalitv, the
wo delicious in flaror, the best in
ycry way. It'a torillnrd's.
Ask the dealer for iu .
Carpenter and Builder,
Shop on Vine street. ROCK ISLAND
Plumbers, Steam, Gas Fitters.
iloasa Heating and Sanitary Plumbing. liaacmeut Bock Ialai U Nat. Dank

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