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Arena, Bock Itlod, m. (astarsdst tM
eBos m ascotd-class antta.
J. W. Poms
TiBMB-Deoy, u cMtapOTWMk.
13.00 pat aaasm; ta adwaxe fUO.
ADcanaakadoMof po imI
NT eaarasUt. political et nHdou,
Ml mm attack for paUketloa. Ho aaefe
article will bsprlated m acttttoes alffaatane.
Cimaaunliian aottottad txom mq township
n Bock Island eoeaty.
Fkidat, Auocst IS, 1897.
Speech ia free under the Dingley
tariff," says the Boston Globe. So
are In jnnotiona free.
Thi Chicago Dispatch says they
are taking whisky ont to Klondike in
pints ana noainz eoia . were in
Notwithstanding the big crops
and general revival or business, suf
fering among baae ball umpires this
season bas been unprecedented.
Last year fcurope wanted onr
gold: today they must hare our
wheat and we are calling for tbeir
gold and keeping what we mine.
With wheat at 84 cents and gold
beieg discovered ia limitless quanti
ties on our borders, wno says me re.
publican party his not been over
taken by pure unadulterated, unaf
fected good luck.
Thk release of Dr. Zertucha, the
betrayer of Gen. Maceo, by Gen.
Weyler, looks as if his imprisonment
bad been more lor protection than
for punishment. If Zertucha is wise
he will strike for Spain the first
chance he gets.
Tni Ualesburg Republican-Regis
tar says It is understood there that
C M. Dawes, of Chicago, one of the
C, B. ft Q. solicitors, will succeed
the late O. F. Price, of Galesburg, as
solicitor of the Illinois lines of that
company, and will transact the bust
ness from the Chicago office.
It Is to be hoped that the striking
miners win not resort to violence.
Their action so far has enlisted the
sympathy of the public, and as the
case stands today they are morally
strong. If they break the law they
will give their opponents a moral ad
vantage tbey do not now possess.
Johk Sherman kindly stepped out
oi tbe senate to be out oi Air. Hen
na's way, but he does not seem in
clined to give up the state portfolio
to accommodate anybody. And why
should he? People talk about lapses
oi memory on bis part, ana a lew ex
press the opinion that he is on a men'
tal decline; but he knows enough to
make great doal of trouble for tho
people while he is in an offioial posi
tion. When bis career is wound up,
suggests and eastern exchange, he
will be cnieny "written" as tbe man
who knew that silver was being de
monetized that a long-standing op
pression of the people was about to
. be inaugurated and didn't tell.
Anybody who wants to say anything
uncomplimentary of Mr. Sherman
should keep harping on that.
Ksataa Looms Cp Agate.
The state of Kansas is going to
mate a desperate effort to redeem
herself this year on the strength of
tbe crop snowing, urty minion
bushels is the size of the Kansas
wheat yield. Sumner county leads
with 4, oo,060 bushels. The price is
all right. Kansas wheat will-bring at
least fao.uuu.uco into the state. In
tome parts of the state It is now sell-
lug as high as 70 cents a bushel.
The crop is the largest the state ever
baa except 181 ana i9Z. unques
tlonably Kansas farmers have a good
thug in this years wheat erop.
Corn, In most of the corn-growing
v counties, wili be a fair, crop, and In
aome n win oe a reaiiy gooa one.
Some of the northern counties are
favored with full crops of both wheat
and corn. In other parts of the
state the wheat and corn oompensate
eacn ciner wbere one is abort tbe
other is abundant. There is also left
over of old corn about eighty-seven
million nusbeis. Xbere is an 1m
meoie potato crop in Kansas and it
alls at high figures. Oats promise
gooa yield, over twenty-nve mil
lion bushels. 25.67 to the acre. Re
ports of nearly every other crop are
glowing. The Kansas farmer has a
splendid prospect before him.
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nt Characteristics of the Little
of ke Weeds.
There is au article by Frank M.
Chapman in St. Nicholas on "The
Little Drummer of the Woods," giving
much curiqpa information concerning
the woodpecker. Mr. Chapman says:
If we bad a woodpecker in our hands.
we should see in the beginning that its
bill is net slightly hooked, with, the
upper mandible turned down at its end
and overlapping the under mandible, as
in the crow and other birds that "pick
up a living," bnt that both mandibles
are of equal length and cut squarely
off at' the tip. It is, therefore, like a
wedge or chisel. i ' 1 j j
remaps we up ox tne dim I tongue
will be seen appearing through its near
ly closed mandibles, and our attention
is at once attracted by its peculiar
shape. We discover that it ia remark
ably long, and when fully extended
reaches almost if not qnite an inch be
yond the point of the bill. It is not
flat, like the crow's, but round and
fleshf, and has a sharp, horny point.
which, by looking at it very closely, we
see has a scries of barbs on both sides.
In the meantime our hands have
doubtless been pricked by the bird's
tail feathers, each feather being stiff,
bristly and pointed at the end. Seme
of the larger woodpeckers the pileated
and lvorybill, for instance have this
singular kind of tail feather highly de
veloped. The main stem or shaft of tho
feather is much larger than usnal, and
each barb growing from this shaft is
curved downward qud inward and is
strong and pointed. Comparing tins
feather with the flat tail feather of a
crow, we see at once how different it is
The wings do not impress us as in
any way unusual. Tbey are neither
very long nor very short, bnt the ar
rangement of the toes is so peculiar
that they were at once commented upon
ay a blind girl, to whom I had handed
a specimen of one of these birds. In
stead of the disposition common to most
birds, three tees directed, forward and
one backward, ww discover two front
toes and two hind ones, and we will
note also that each toe is armed with a
strong curved nail.
Tbey Liked Victoria.
As an indication of tbe popularity at
tained very early in her life by Princess
Tictoria it is in ft res tins to hear that
great indignation was expressed all ever
England when it was known that the
child had not been "present at her un
cle's coronation in 1 S3 1. Some'said that
tbe Duchess of Kent was in fault, oth
i blamed tbe prime minister,, and
some asserted that Queen Adelaide was
responsible for the omission. Letters
and articles were published in-all -the
newspapers, and the sensation did not
subside until the Duchess ef Kent
plained that,' owing 'to a weakness of
the ankles from which the' little Vicfe-
ria was then suffering, it" had been
though wiser not to expose her to the
long standing which attendance at the
ceremony would have necessitated.
. The 'Grandest Bansody.
Mr. B. B. Greeve, merchant, o
Chilhowle, Ya., certifies that he had
consumption, was given up to die.
sougbt all medical treatment that
money could procure, tried all cough
remedies that he could hear of. but
got no relief; spent many nights sit
ting up in a cnair: was induced to
try Dr. King's New Discovery, and
was cured oy tbe use oi two bottles.
For past three years has been at
tending to business, and says Dr
King's Mew Discovery is the grand
est remedy ever made, as it has done
so much for him and also for others
in his community. Dr. King's New
Discovery is guaranteed for Coughs,
Colds and Censumption. It don't
fail. Trial bottles free at Hartz &
Ullemeyer's drug store.
Khaaaaatltm Oorad la S4 Roars.
T. J. Black more, of Haller
Blackmore, Pittsburg, Pa., says: "A
short time since I procured a bottle
of Mystic Cure. It got me out of
tbe bouse in z nours. 1 took to my
Dea witb rneumausm nine months
ago and the Mystic Cure is the only
medicine tbat did me any good.
had five of the best physieiaus in the
city, but I received very little relief
rrom inem." sold by utto urotian.
1501 Second avenue, druggist. Rock
Island; Gust Scklegel & Son, 220
West Second street. Davenport.
Aa Opportunity Too Mow Hare
of testing the curative effects of
Ely's Cream Balm, the most positive
cure xor cavarrn Known. Ask your
druggist for a 10-cent trial size, or
send 10 cents, we will mail it. Full
site 50 cents. ELY BROS.. '
66 Warren Street N. Y. City.
Mv son was afflicted with catarrh.
I induced him to try Ely's Cream
I Balm and the disagreeable catarrhal
smell ail leit bim. tie appears
well as anyone. J. C. Olmstead,
Caa carets Candy Cathartio, the
most wonderful medical discovery of
tho ago, pleasant and refreshing to
tho taste, act eentlT' and Dositivelv
on tho bowels, cleansing the entire
system, uispei eoiaa, euro neaaaone
fever, habitual constipation and oil-
leusnees. Please buy end try a box
of C a C today; 10. 35. 50 cents.
Bold and guaranteed to euro by all
Ton ought to know that whoa suf.
ferine from any kidney trouble that
a safe, sure remedy Is Foley's Kidnev
v.ure. uuaranteea or money refunded.
ouia oy am. i. BaBasen and X. H.
When bilious or costive eat a Oas-
eeret, eaady eathartie, ewe ruar&n
jteod.l0eeata,S5 ecU- .
THE LOBSTER TANK.'
A Ifarin Exhibit That ataay YIew
With Lively Interest.
There are few tanks at i the'aquarium
more interesting than that containing !
the lobsters. The lobsters there now axe '
not great; like some of the monsters
that have been exhibited, but they are
lively and in good condition, and the
display of their characteristics as thqy
move about or pause to eat is almost
startling to one unfamiliar with the
lobster in life.
Whoever has picked .up a live lobster
in a market and found the big claws
drooping, as they will if the lobster
hasn't much life left in him, is sure to
be interested when be sees the lobster
here walking off briskly on his slender
legs, carrying his big claws in front of
him clear of the ground and his heavy
tail clear likewise. His ordinary man
ner of progression is forward, and when
he turns he swings hie heavily weighted
projecting ends with facility, but if he
meets an obstruction or an enemy his
usual way is to dart backward and per
haps diagonally upward through the
water, which the lobster can do With
The lobster's feeding apparatus is
wonderful. About the mouth there are
lots of little attachments, all the time
is motion when the lobster is feeding,
which slice -the food off in little shreds
as the lobster holds it up to his mouth.
If another lobster should come up. this
lobster would know it, ever though the
other came up behind or at the side, and
would turn to'defend himself or to fight
or to nee or to warn the other away.
The lobster's long feelers he can pro
ject one in one direction and the other
in another, and with these, as he moves
forward, back or sidewise, he guards
There are perhaps a dozen lobsters in
the tank. In the center of the tank there
is a little rock. There is likely to be
seen upon this rock a little lobster, not
a dull, old lobster lying down, but an
alert young lobster standing up and sup
porting easily his big claws and his
powerful tail a young lobster ready to
eat, to fight or to run away. New York
ZULU JINRIKISHA MEN.
Haad Decorations That Are as Orotesqae
as They Are Inseutoas.
The Zulu jinrikisha men arc com
pelled by the English authorities to
wear a uniform a white linen tunic
and loose white trousers cut off above
the knee. They were like children play
ug at horse in the nursery, and they
uttered continuous native garglings.
partly like turtledoves and partly like
the halleluliah ejaculations at one of our
African Methodist camp meetings. They
alt appeared very happy during this
performance, which continued so long
that I calculated the amount of energy
expended to represent about ten miles
of unpaid travel. Though the body
dress was uniform, there was magnifi
cent diversity regarding head decora
tion. One would wear a common straw
bat hung around the brim with tassels
suggestive of a pagoda, and the chief
delight of the wearer was in shaking
his head for the pleasure of mailing the
tassels dance. Another bad fastened
pair of cow horns on cither side of his
head immediately above the ears, and
he, grinned at me so.effesively that
concluded he must have taken great
pains with the construction of this
hideous headpiece. The kinky top of
third had been interlaced with an anor-
mous profusion of long strings of wool.
to which small fluffy balls were at
tached at short intervals.
The Ijead of a negro so decorated
looked like a huge black mop or one
of these Skye terrier dogs about whom
one is never safe in saying which is the
other end. In repose it is uncanny, but
when your jinrikisha Zulu springs
about in the shafts and throws his head
up and down like a colt impatient of
the bit the effect upon the newly ar
rived is akin to what. I once experienced
when a long black log of wood upon
which I proposed to rest myself turned
out to be a huge black snake resting
irom bis gastronomic exercises. Poult.
ney Bigelow in Harper's Magazine.
Off the Malay Coast.
Sailing up the coast in a native craft,
you may almost fancy yourself one of
the early explorers skirting the lovely
snores ot some undiscovered country,
As you sprawl on the bamboo decking
under the shadow of the immense palm
leaf sail which is so ingeniously rig
ged that, if taken aback, the boat must
turn turtle, unless, by the blessing of
tne gods, tbe mast parts asunder you
look out through half closed eyelids at
a very beautiful coast. The waves
dance and glimmer and shine in the
sunlight, the long stretch of sand is as
yellow as a buttercup, and the fringes
of graceful casuarina trees quiver like
aspens in the breeze and, shimmer iu
the heat haze. The wash of the waves
against the boat's side and the ripple of
the bow make music in your drowsy
ears, and as you glide through cluster
after cluster of thickly wooded islands
you lie in that delightful eomatose state
in which yon have all the pleasure of
existence, with none of the labor of
livipg. "In Court and K am pong,'
By Hugh Clifford.
Precepts of Experience.
"He," sobbed the verdant
"does nat love me any more."
. "You are lucky,"-said the seasoned
matron, "if he does not love you any
less." Pittsburg Chronicle-Telegraph.
The Boer does just as little work ae
will help, keep himself and his family
alive, and most of tbat he geta done by
Kaffir servants, who, in the more out of
the way districts, at any rate, are prac
In some of tbe cities of Europe the
coat of putting out a fire is made a
charge upon the property of the person
for whose benefit the fire department ia
A lVcrnir.3 fcts.
Those Who Heed It
Have Much to
A note of warning.
At first the faintest echo.
It strikes the back.
A peculiar warning aot heard, but
It increases day by day.
The back criea ont rebels.
Tho aches, pains and lameness
Make life a misery become un
Do yon understand the warning?
Do yon realise 'tis kidney talk?
The kidneys are on a strike;
They have been overworked.
Mature intends yon to know this.
And has only one way to warn yon.
The kidneys are located near tho
small of the back.
They are composed of delicate
fibres that filter the blood.
Stooploe positions, a strain or cold
onen clog the niters.
This is serious when yon don't
know what to do.
Backache is the beginning; lame
ana wear, oacs: iouows.
The filters fail to do their work
Kidney disease develops.
The urine is too frequent.
Tbe calls oi nature wako yon up
A briok-colored deposit shows the
trace of failing kidneys.
The uric tcid is going the wrong
It is passing through the blood.
Poisoning the whole system.
Rheumatic pains and many aohes
au tbis Irom a small beginning.
So easy to cure, too, when you
Get at the cause
Break up the kidney blockade.
Doan's Kidney Pills do this.
That's their speoialty for the kid
One thing at a time is why they
Doan's Kidney Pills are not a cure-
all, but a kidney cure.
Doan's Kidney Pills are sold for 50
cents per box by all dealers, or
mailed on receipt of price by Foster-
Uilburn company, Buffalo, N. x.
sole agents for the United States.
Remember the name Doan's and
take no substitute
A Plain Direction.
Canon Knox-Little told a good stery
once at a church congress. He said he
remembered a lich pate in front of
beautitul church, which had been re
stored and made very nice. There was
painted over 'the door, "This is the gate
or heaven, ana unaerneatu was tne
large notice, "Go round the other way."
HEtSMOLE A SMILE.
OF satisfaction and delight,
as every man does, when
we deliver bis work, for it is
always laondried to suit His
Royal Nibs. Ton can have
yours the same by sending it
1794 Third Ave. Phone 1814.
GKT THE DEBT
All Work Omaraateedi
1M THIBD AVKflUS
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are the most fatal of all
FOLEY'S KIDNEY CURE
& GUARANTEED remedy
or money refunded. Con
tains remedies recognized
by all eminent physicians
as tne nest for Kidney and
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A Money at Law.
aasrrfMOoOasftJoa Areosy. Ot
Bee ever liw fiesoce ar as.
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A Money M Law.
KoMT to Loan. General Laval
woas, notary ni. list BS sua a
i a a swmjtbt. a l waias
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A Moneys aad Coaaeellora at Law.
CHARLES J. SEABLE,
ConaoeUor at law. Office la
Attorneys at Law.
Loan money on rood saonrlty; stake
eoUeettooa. Iteferenoa, MttobeU a
Lynda, bankers. Offlee, aUMaell
C. L. SILVia,
Over KrsU a Math's. 1718
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sr Third aad Brady streets, Daveo-
g N. T. DENTAL PARLORS.
$ lit K. Third St., Dayenport.
C For painless antes; with the ehtetrle
V eetephone. Painless eraaUa. AU
X work at one-half the aaual prloee.
w Guaranteed for 10 years.
JAMES P. HUBBKLL,
Architect and Superlnti
DBACK ek KERNS.
Areaneets and Boaarati
HENRT GAETJE, Prop
1 Cat Flowers at
City store. I SSI Batumi aseansa. Vela.
ugeno J. Ourno
Bny, Sell and Manage
property. Collect Rent.
The old fire and time
tried company repre
sented. Rates as le w
as any reliable company
can afford. -
tow Patreaafre is aoliaitwd .
Oflc MM. Boeoad av.
Harper House Bloek.
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CMlag . PloorlBf . Walaaooatlax
18th Straet, kat. tt Bsafl CU aaaaat
and rub and wear
inferior soap use Santa Claus.
takes the yellow out of clothes and whitens and
softens them. Not injurious because it's pure.
Will pay you to think to ask for "Santa Claus."
Sold everywhere. Made only try
THB N. K. FAIRBANK COMPANY, CHICAGO.
(TH1CAGO MEDICAL INSTITUTE
Par Blxetrle Machine lot the trastmonl of Wsisuee
, aad X Bay Wars,
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aapfty. wens. ass8ry. atemtal lilaslaaa. wesy sthor ssefl Ilis as ts musi echasstsa
CATARRH Dyspepsia, Asthma. Rhoamatfam. Scrofnla. Syphilis.
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VARICOCELE Is tho most active eaoae of aervons debility. Why tre t
stOBths with ethers when we eaatsBtos yon a pajimuaeat eats hi ssesn eayt by mm aaa, ess
awthodf Hydrocele careo la thjse days as pals.
WOMEN Suffering from diseases peculiar to their sex ahoald eoasalt e
We hao enree stany essss grt ssTjeneless. and we asy ae aMa ta ears yea, ontrcal
opcratioasfwrtoraMdatyonxhoatsU aeabea. Abdoalaal aad state artery a ffecsaHs
FACIAL BLEMISHES Saperflnoos hair removed.
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task. l-Xi, Best ef nfrenet sail credca'Jaia.
Office days darlnx Joly and Aogutt Sondsy, Monday, Tsssdty sat Wtflrissdsj only.
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OFFICE 134 W. Third St., MsCaUoofa, Baildiag, DaTeaport, Iowa.
five Per Oaat Paid on Oeposlta.
afoaer Loaoad oa Personal Collateral or KUagEstaM Soearlty.
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by A- J. aVriaa. Dracat. :
but the fault of the
soap that your hus
band's shirts are not
white. Don't scrub
them out using an
Thai's Onr V7all Paper
. So prettj the childrea fight for
it. tho ladies alga for it and
everyone wants it. Whenever
yon see wall paper of extra choice
design or finish, extra richness,
you may depend that It came
from the big store of the
klm Well Go.
810. Sit. S14 Tweatieth St.
Chronic, Nervous and
of both sexes.
la corpora ted Under 1
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