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THE AHGTJS, SATURDAY, D-ECEMBER 20, 1902.
RECOLLECTIONS OF PIONEER
Historical Incidents That Have Been Crowded Into the Re
markable Life of A. C. Fulton.
Key West has a worltl-wide repu
tation for cigar manufactories, and
here j.s where threes-fourths of your
Havana cigars are matle, by an army
of nearly 3.0(10 cigarmakers, one firm
employing 700 hands; and lately two
of the largest linns undertook to
monopolize the Cuban tobacco crop,
but went under. This has thrown
over 1.00'J hands out of employment
and affected the business of the whole
"The city of Havana, Cuba, lies on
tlie banks of a spacious bay, about
"2."i miles' sail from New Orleans. I
tint! the change (luring the past "0
years within the then old city to be
very trifling. A large portion of the
buildings, and the same streets 20 to
.'JO feet wide, their two to three feet
sidewalks remain just the same, but
square stone blocks imported from
New York have taken the place of the
then earth roadways. Those narrow
streets are only of sufficient width
for two teams to pass without collid
ing, yet a vast amount of business is
transacted on them. In the more
modern portions of the city the width
of both streets and walks has been
increased, anil their roadways are
"The city contains LViO.OOO inhabi
tants. it5 per cent of whom are Span
iards. There are six journals publish
ed in the city, all in the Spanish lan
guage. The city is lighted by gas
manufactured from Knglish coal, and
is supplied with an abundance of pure
water from vast springs in the moun
tains, a chain of which runs through
the island. The altitude of a portion
of it rises 5.000 feet above the sea.
Many of the coffee estates are on the
mountain sides. The city has street
railroads and many expensive and
massive hotels and public buildings.
"No building, public or private, has
chimneys, except kitchens, heat not
being used at all. Hotel beds, even in
the best hotels, charging ?4 a day,
consist of an elevated iron or wooden
frame called a cot. over which a
piece of canvas is stretched; some
have fine woven wire instead of can
vas; none have mattresses; a single
sheet, blanket, and pillow is a full
outfit, ami many do not possess
even these, as they are considered
an unnecessary luxury.
"The sugar crop of the island
amounts to $."i(.000.()00 annually, and
the tobacco, raw and manufactured,
over .Ti2.).(Mo.i()(. Logwood, braselete
wood, mahogany and fruit swell the
exports to over $-0.()00.000. and not
over one-half of the island is under
cultivation; and without doitbt the
sun docs not shine on a more pro
ductive land. Kighty per cent of 1his
vast crop is produced through slave
labor, but there is a gradual emanci
pation act now in force.
'I observed more native Africans
here than were to be seen in Louisi
ana in my day. They are mostly of
oil or middle age. as very few have
been imported from Africa during
the pa.-t fifteen years. The island
varies in width trom 40 to 140 miles,
and is TOO miles in le-.yth and has
over sstx) miles of railroad.
"The autocrat governor general
procures from the Spanish crown,
through taxation tf the people of the
island, over $:to.(oo.OM) annually. The
debt created through the late rebel
lion is all charged to the rebellious
island, and has to be paid by it
through taxation on her products,
not by the nalion at large. Spain's
program differs slightly from that
of I'ncle Sam's; the tax-paying na
tives, being feared, are seldom if ever
permitted to hold office.
"All religions have been tolerated
for the past three years through
out Spain and her province's, but
there arc no congregations or
churches there except Catholic. There
congregations are principally com
posed of women and children, with a
few olit men who expect to (lie
soon. The government builds and
supports its churches and pays its
preachers. Missionaries of various
creeds occassionally hold services at
"We foreigners on landing here, do
not inquire where the voting is go
ing on, that we wish to help our
friends at the polls in carrying the
personal liberty ticket, or in elect
ing Jackson, as has been done on
Uncle Sam's side of the gulf. The law
permits no man to vote, even at a
city election, who does not pay a
tax of $2.), ,anil no man can vote for a
member of the cortes or congress
who does not pav a tax of $oo.
"If you desire to visit Cuba you
must get a
vessel will carry
land without otic.
pav $4. No
you, nor can you
ami before vou de
part you must go to the I'alace Grand,
pay 23 cents for a stamp, and .10 cents
to cancel it; without this you cannot
purchase a ticket to go with, and an
officer boards the vessel to see that
.o vessel is permitted to come to
the shore, hut must anchor off and
land and receive her freight and pas
sengers by lighter anrl smaller boats.
When you anchor a police officer and
' two customhouse officers board your
ship and remain with you, feasting at
your table free of cost until you
weigh anchor to depart.
"Should you violate or defy the law
-or attempt to depart, there stand at
the bay's entrance the Morro and
"Blanco castles, with their open and
rapacious-mouthed cannon prepared
to belch forth their iron hail and
mimic the thunders of heaven.
"If we foreigners complain of the
Spanish laws or their formalities, we
are told, and no doubt right I v. that
if the situation is not agreeable
keep away; that we did not come
into the country to benefit Spain or
the Spaniards, but ourselves.
"Yours, A. C. Fl'irON."
J. II. Camp, president of the Scott
County Fremont club, published the
acts of that association. I will there
fore name a portion of President
Camp's report to the ancient pio
neers, as it embraces more recent
Fremont years. '1 he Fremont sup
porters in stssion assemble! to give
tlie union trusty rulers. William Mc
Kinley end Theodore Koosevelt. Mr.
Camp, in his publication, says:
"On Oct. ('). l!)oo, a call was issued
to tin1 republicans of Scott county,
who were among the organizers of
the' republican party, to a meeting to
be held at the republican headquar
ters of the Scott county central com
mittee in the Me.Manus building Oct.
). l'.M)0. at which meeting the follow
ing persons were present:
"Col. Henry Kgbert. Col. A. L. Mit
chell. Hon. A. C. Fulton, G. F. Knost
man. Kobert Osborn. K. P. Sackett.
II. I). Fih, D. A. Imrrows, J. II.
Camp. Yal. I.aux, II. .1. Flint, II. P.
Wheeler an 1 W. W. Webster.
"The meeting was called to order
by J. II. Camp and a temporary or
ganization was formed, of which G.
F. Knostman was elected temporary
chairman anil I.. T. Fads secretary.
Several speeches were made. Twenty
seven members were admitted and
much enthusiasm was displayed. The
meeting adjourned to' meet at the
same place tlie lollowmg Saturday at
2 p. m., and at that date a large and
enthusiastic meeting was called to
order by the chairman, (i. F. Kubst
inan. A motion was made and im.ini-
to to nidiislv adopted to make the organiz
ation permanent, and the following
officers were then elected for one
year: President, .1. II. Camp; vice
president, (i. F. Knostman: secretary,
L. T. Fads; treasurer, Yal. Laux. A
motion was adopted that a committee
of . three be appointed by the chair
to draft resolutions expressing the
sentiments of the meeting and also
to draft a constitution, by-laws and
rules of order. The following mem
bers were then appointed as such
committee: Hon. A. C. Fulton. Kev.
F. I. Moffat t and L. T. Fads, who re
ported some excellent resolutions,
and also a constitution, by-laws and
rules of order, which were, on motion,
unanimously adopted. At this meet
ing "S members were admitted mill a
number of short addresses made.
The meeting then adjourned to meet
on Saturday, Oct. 20, inst., at the same
"The club met according to ad
journment, the- president, .1. 11. Camp,
in the chair. Great enthusiasm was
displayed, the regular order of busi
ness was gone through, speeches were
called for and the following members
resxnded, viz.: Col. Add II. Sanders,
Hon. A. C. Fulton. Kev. F. I MoiTatt,
Thomas Winktess and many others.
Capt. Lou I'ryMUi of the county re
publican county central committee
ln'ing present was called on by the
president to address the meeting and
he responded with a lne address
which was warmly received as were
the remarks of the others who sxke.
Thirty-four members were enrolled.
and the meeting adjourned to Satur
day, Oct. T, inst.
"The regular annual meeting in Sep
tember, l'.Mil. was called to order by
the president with quite a large num
ber in attendance. After regular or-d.-r
f business had been gone
through, the election of officers for
the ensuing year was taken up and
on motion all the officers were re
elected, lion. A. C. Fulton was elec
ted second vice president. .The sec
retary then read a letter from Mrs.
Fremont at Los Angeles. Cal.. in ans
wer to ons- written by him. thanking
the club for the interest taken by our
association to perpetuate the honor
and name of her late husband, the
great Pathfinder, and the first nomi
nee of the republican party,
which was on motion placed on file.
Many short ami interesting speeches
were made by members of flu club.
Harry Peacock one of Fremont's
body guard, being present, was called
on by the president and gave the club
a very interesting address, relating
many incidents in his connection with
the serxiees oi' the body guard of
Gen. John C. Fremont and battles
fought under Kargonia. A motion
was then made and carried that the
(dub attend in a Ixtdy -the republican
meeting to be addressed by lion. A. I!.
Cummins, 1 he nominee for governor.
Nov. 1, at the opera house. The sec
retary was instructed to keep a mor
tuary list, of ail deceased members.
The meeting then adjourned until the
next tegular annual meeting, or at
the call of the president.
"Pursuant to the call of the presi
dent a large number of the members
met and ma relied in a body headed
by the president to the opera house
to welcome our candilatc for gover
nor, A. P.. Cummins. Special seats
were reserved for the club."
The population of Scott county, by
the last United States census, was 31,
33H persons, a-, follows:
Allen Grove township T'.iT
Mine Grass township, including
Waleott town ..
falo- In" n
CutTalo tow n
I'.ut lor township ,
Cleona tow nshi ,
Hickory Groxe township ...
Le Claire township, ineliiiiin
Le Claire tow n .'. ,
Pleasant Yalley township
Princeton township, including
Sheridan township. including
Davenport City township, coex
tensive with Davenport city.
Second ward G.2T0
Third ward 7.130
Fourth ward C.:;72
Fifth ward 0.337
Sixth ward 3.Hs
(To be Continued.)
How to Prevent Croup,
It will be good news to the mothers
of small children to learn that croup
can be prevented. The first sign of
croup is hoarseness. A day or two be
fore the attack the child becomes
hoarse. This is soon followed by a
peculiar rough cough. Give Chamber
lain's Couglf IJemcdy as soon as the
child becomes hoarse, or even after
the rough cough appears, and it will
dispel all symptoms of croup. In this
way all danger and anxiety may be
avoided. This remedy is used by
many thousands of mothers and has
never been known to fail. It is, in
fact, the only remedy that can always
be depended upon and that is pleas
ant and safe to take. For sale by all
Wliufn In a Name?
Kvcrything is in the name when it
comes to Witch Ila.t 1 Salve. F. C. De
Witt & Co., of t hicago, discovered,
some years ago. how to make a salve
from witch hazel that is a specific for
piles. For blind, bleeding, itching and
protruding piles, eczema, cuts, burns,
bruises and all skin diseases D
To Assimilate Food
sec that your stomach and
liver are in proper condition.
To do it easily and pleasant
Cold Everywhere. In boxes 10c and 25a.
Searle & Marshall and M. E. Sweeney, Attor
neys. Sta-e of Illinois, i
Rock Island County (
In tlie Circuit Court of .'aid county. In
Cbanucry Foreclosure No 5108.
E.la H. Daxon, Samuel K. Daxon. F. H. Cald
well. ,Iiia s Clow. K Godfrey asigneet
- erm;vn .1 Huvett.La.!dT LKtle..l. It llurk
ha t 1'nit F Zihn, J. 11. CiUlmore, W. C.
M.Hicki r un Hilda llu kbart
Notice is terecy ifiven that by virtue cf a
decree of said Court. enter d lr the above en
titled cause, on tae Fifteenth day of I cto
Der. A I) t;jv I snail, on aturday. the Thir
teenth day of Decen ber A. 13. U''- atthehourof
two o'clock in the arteruoon.at the east donrof
the Court Huusj ir. the City of Kock lsiacd in
said County of KocU Islicd. to satis
fy said decree, sell at public vendue
to the hichest bidder for cash ?n
nand. those tertain Daree sef land bituate 'n
the Cmr.ty ot Mock I-!arid acd btaie of Illi
nois, known and described a, follows, to-wit:
Lots No out: (I) and lour ( ) in block No.
lifty-seven (iVi in ' hieaijo or lower addition to
the Ci'yof imclt t-land
i)ti. ii -it MAli-. I'lir.rtta t.?o t let7iTl t.h d:l v
Witt's i of November. A. U. lW.V
Salve has no eipial. This has given
rise to numerous worthless counter
feits. Ask for DeWitt's the genuine.
Harper House pharmacy; A. .7.
Ilicss drug store, corner Seventh ave
nue and Twcnt v-seventh street.
YVAI.TKH J. KSTHIKIN,
Master In Chancer?. Itock Island county. IiL
SEAltl.K .V MAUsIIAI.I..
M. K Sw enkt Defendants' Solicitor.
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