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THE AB8 Ud, T1TTTBSD AT, DECEMBEB H, 1899.
amber from the 2th
(Peoria. Co ) District of
the minoU House of Rep
resentatives, Tell the
People how Hs was ;
Northampton. III.. Anr. 12. 1899.
The Dodds Medicine Ce. Buffalo, N. V.
O tic aim: I had been mattering from Rbca
atatlc pains to my body and had tried many reme
dies wtth little satisfaction until I J-mwtd
Dedd'a Kidney PM. The relief was something
tcyond any expectation and I am now cured and
heartily endorse Dodd's Kidney PUIs to aay one
wtth deranged Kidneys er Rheoma tic eefaM.
odd's Kidner Pills core all
Diseases of the Kidneys.
Sold by all dealers ia medi
cine, 50 cents a boa pr six boxes
for $2-50. ' Seat on receipt of
price br Tbe Dodds Medicine
Co-, Buffalo, N. Y.
KENTUCKY'S TRIAL TRIP
Coricgton Boy's Experience on
Board tbe Battleship.
DESflftTPTIOff OF BUILDEES' TEST.
For the Best
See the Big Store's
mom moth assortment
of good things. The
largest stock of furni
ture ever shown in
Beautiful Things in Par
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This is the place to save
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only place Id the city the
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.'CM fill '
Ia all iu stages tUers
hou!d be cleauiusets.
Elj'i Cream Bala
cleanses, soothe and hrU
the die3feJ inembraoe.
It cares catarrh and &rh es
sway a cold in tfcs hosd
Cream Balm is placed Into the nostriU, Spreads
over tbe mombmte and is absorbed. Belief is is,
mediate sad a care follows. It Is not drying does
mot produce sneering. Lares Six, M oasts St Drug
girts or by mail; Trial KLm.1 cents by malL
. BOTaUS,fr Wants Suet.Kew York.
For Drunkenness ami
TT ee ForDrui
Scenes on the Vessel Darlns; Tension
of the Coarse of Forty Mllea Tea
Barrels of Oil Tsed For Lahrieatlas;
Alone Firemen and Enajlaeera
Drank Iced. Glagcr Ale.
A letter to his mother from Harry I
i Grant, who is taking a special course
at the Massachusetts Institute of Tech.
nology at Boston, gives an interesting
account of the trial trip of tlie battle
ship Kentucky by one who was on
ber and who knows something about
a ship, says tbe Cincinnati Enquirer.
Mr. Grant is a eon of E. S. Grant of
Covington. Ky., who is well, known
in tbe export provision trade, and be Is
i In school at Boston for the purpose, of
I taking the shipbuilding course. It was
but natural, then, that when an op
portunity presented itself for him to
accompany oue of bis friends on the
trial trip of the battleship named for
bis native state he should make the
best of It. The letter was written on
Nov. 23, the same day of the trip, and
is in part as follows:
"We bad to get up this morning at a
quarter after 5. Tbe tug to carry the
officials and some 20 guests out to the
battleship left Lewis' wharf at half
past C so we bad little time to spare.
We bad no trouble whatever getting
aboard. It took an hour to get 15
miles out to tbe ship, and after we
were aboard it took an hour and a half
to steam (slowly) 15 knots more to the
starting buoy off Cape Ann.' During
this time Mack (bis roommate) and I
struck up an acquaintance with the
chief electrician and were shown all
over tbe boat.
"You have no conception what the
engine room of a man-of-war on Its
trial trip is like. T014 know tbe ma
chinery la all new and tbe surfaces un
worn. Under these conditions a fabu
lous amount of lubrication Is required.
Long before the run some half dozen
oilers were going back and forth with
buckets full of oil and instead of drop
ping dainty drops pfre and there swab
bed it on to the bearings and recipro
cating parts with mops, just like those
used In cleaning floors, though not
quite so long. Instead of using oil
cans to get at small bearings they used
a syringe the shape of a bicycle pump,
only about six times as large.
About ten barrels of lard oil were
used this morning for lubricating alone.
This gives you some Idea of the quanti
ty, but you still ennuot comprehend
the effect Instead of the shipshape
engine room you read of this was a
mass of grease. Every crevice was
teeming with oil, from every projecting
point of the seatings a continuous drip
ping took place, while from the re
volving shaft the effect was more like
sawdust from a circular saw or the
whirl of sparks from a fireworks spin
ning wheel. Centrifugal force kept
tbe air filled with oil flying from tbe
shaft In every direction. As a result
it was Impossible or rather foolhardy
for any one with good clothes on to go
anywhere near tbe engine. Of course
there was a large force of engineers
on to take data and indicator cards.
These bad to dress in oilskins through
out. The odor in the engine room was
something nauseating. This vast
amount of oil coming into contact with
tbe hot surfaces of the cylinders of
course burned, and you know what
that means In a close space. I could
extend this description Indefinitely and
not tell half. In the stokehole the
strain was even greater. Every lump
of coal used was sorted by band, wash
ed and polished. Tbe test was run un
der the system of forced draft known
as closed stokehold. Tbe tires were
kept so hot during tbe test that all
tbe paint on tbe stacks burued and
peeled off. During tbe test the lire
men aud engineers drank Iced import
ed ginger ale. Three barrels of this
were furnished by the company at a
cost to them of 11 cents per bottle.
After climbing all over tbe ship and
getting a quality of valuable informa
tion we went on deck just as we ap
proached the first stakeboat. Starting
at full speed a mile back from tbe
boat, tbe Kentucky's full momentum
was acquired by the time she crossed
the line, and the race against time bad
commenced. At this time in the morn
ing there was a heavy sea on. and our
course lay straight into tbe wind. Not
withstanding the high freeboard of tbe
Kentucky that is. height of bow
above level f the water, nine feet
ber nose struck Into tbe water at ev
ery wave, and these, breaktug on the
deck, would send spray 10 to 12 feet
into the air. Some most beautiful ef
fects were produced. There was a
stakeboat at every 6.6 knots of our
course, ana tne readings tor speea
were taken at each stake. The course
was from Cape Ann. Mass.. to Cape
Porpoise, Me.. 40 miles, and was made ,
without stopping In four hours. We I
crossed tbe line coming back at about
3 o'clock. Tbe official time was 16.877
knots per hour, which Is 0.37 of a knot
faster than tbe Kearsarge and -877
knots above the contract speed. The
Kentucky, then, is not only tbe lar
gest battleship in tbe United States
navy, but also the fastest. After tbe
speed trial testa were made upon ber
steering action and sensitiveness. To
all appearances ber performance was
entirely satisfactory. We steered back
to Boston and. landing by tug. got In
at 0.-05 p. m. We bad left that wbarf
at 620 a. m. and in tbe 114 hours In
terim bad traveled over 140 miles. Tbus
ended .one of tbe most interesting and
instructive experiences I have ever
BELL'S DARING EXPLOIT.
The Colonel. With El a tee a Men.
Whipped Oae Hssdred Filipinos.
Colonel James M. Bell of the Thirty
sixth infantry, with a mere handful of
troops, aocomplished tbe other' day one
of the most daring and successful ex
ploits of the war in the Philippines,
says a Manila dispatch to tbe New
With IS men he attacked an In
trenched force of 100 Insurgents in. the
mountains west of Mabalacat, killed cr
TO SAVE THE- BIRDS.
OOLOTOX. J. at. BF1T-
wounded 20 of them, captured 0 and
brought back SO Mausers. The heroes
who accompanied Colonel Bell in tnis
gallant charge were five officers and
two men of the Thirty-sixth infantry
and Lieutenant Hawkins and ten men
of tbe Fourth cavalry.
The Americans bad left Mabalacat in
two squads on a reeouuoissance. Both
squads discovered the Insurgents at
about the same time, and It was agreed
at a parley that Major Bell should at
tack in front while Lieutenant Haw
kins opened fire in tbe rear.
The lieutenant, witu his handful of
men, made the detour successfully, and
when the first shot from bis rifles rang
out Major Bell and his squad charged
the trenches. Tbe insurgents, attacked
front and rear, were panic stricken.
and those who were not killed, wound
ed or captured fled In great disorder,
many of them flinging away their
llAniimiii TnrrcrsnTl rtf TTnt.trtfl.
Ind., says he bad not spoken above a
whisper for months, and one bottle of
Foley's Honey and Tar restored his
voice. It is used very largely by
speakers and singers.
luctu Will Be Asked to Step (he
TLs Audubon society and another
similar organisation will make a. de
termined effort at this session of con
gress to secure tbe passage of a bill to
prevent ruthless slaughter of birds
for decorative purposes. This action
has been brought about by bird lovers,
who are becoming painfully aware that
certain of our brightest visitors are
disappearing from their regular
haunts, and unless action is taken now
certain species will be doomed to ex
tinction, says a Washington dispatch
to the St. Louis Globe-Democrat. Small
boys and cats are important factors in
tbe destruction of birds, but their
harmful practices are distributed over
a large number of species, and their
agencies are not likely to prove fatal
to any single kind of bird. But the
plumage hunter has already in tbe
United States robbed the land of a
number of its richest species.
The egret, whose plumage has gone
to the enhancement of the personal
charms of women, ten years ago was
found in the United States in enormous
numbers. The cardinal !s another bird
which is seen In small numbers
throughout the country now. Not con
tent with killing the bird for decora
tive purposes in the United States, Its
plumage has been sent abroad in large
quantities until now the traffic
amounts to little because of the scarci
ty of the birds. The Baltimore oriole
is one of the birds against which tbe
war of extermination has been waged
with a painfully apparent success.
The great blue heron once abounded
throughout the country, especially In
the southern states, but the traffic in
their wings has resulted in their be
coming practically extinct. This year
the style has called for single feathers
in certain kinds of ladies' hats, and the
demand has resulted In the killing of
eagles and turkey buzzards. A great
many of our ladies may be surprised
; to learn that nearly all the large single
. feathers worn by them are taken from
the turkey buzzard, that ugly and foul
bird, yet such is the truth. And In
stead of this being a mitigating cir
cumstance it is wanton slaughter. The
buzzard's whole occupation is hunting
decaying animal matter and eating it,
and it Is thus a scavenger that saves
us from pestilence.
Tbe passenger pigeon, millions of
which were to be seen 13 years ago, is
now almost gone. Tbe Carolina par
rot, the American lark aud fully a doz
en species are already, so far as Is
lbe Kind You Have km BougM
WILL RAISE SUGAR CANE.
Georgia, mad Alabama to Experiment
on Hutchinson Island.
The Georgia and Alabama railway
will make the experiment of sugar
cane planting on Hutchinson islaud.
says the Savannah News. The com
pany has several hundred acres of
good land on tbe island not required
for railroad purposes, and it is desired
to put this to some profitable use! A
good part of the land was formerly
used for truck planting.
President W. W. Mackall of the con
struction company thinks the opportu
nity a good one to make the experi
ment in raising sugar cane in Chatham
county. He has taken considerable in
terest in the discussion of the sugar
refinery question and believes the best
way to show the need of a refinery is
by practical demonstration. The land
on the island is rich, and with proper
cultivation Mr. Mackall thinks it ought
to make good cane. About 40 acres
will be planted the first year, and if
the experiment be successful the acre
age will very probably be increased.
Some of the Savannahians who are
engaged in the work on the island have
been surprised to find that there is a
luxurious crop of Bermuda grass grow
ing there. The grass makes excellent
hay and furnishes fine pasturage. The
late A. C. Ulmer, who was drowned
on the island during the storm of 1893,
conducted a large dairy farm there
up to the time of his death. If the
Bermuda grows so freely on the Island,
there would seem to be no reason why
it should not be successfuly cultivated
in other portions of the county, both
for grazing and producing hay for the
fl : ' : :
Arnold's Bromo Ceiery caret head,
aches; 10. 3ft and ftO cents Rein'
Prevented a Tragedy.
Timely information given Mrs.
George Long of New Straits ville, Ohio,
prevented a dreadful tragedy and
saved two lives. A frightful" cough
had long kept her awake every night.
She ha i tried many remedies and doc
tors, Otmt steadily grew worse until
urged to try Dr. King's New Discov
ery. One "bottle wholly cured her,
and she writes this marvelous medi
cine also cured Mr. Long of a severe
attack of pneumonia. Such cures arc
positive proof of the matchless merit
of this grand remedy for curing all
throat, chest and lung troubles. Only
50 cents and fl. Every bottle guar
anteed. Trial bottles free at Harts -V
Ullemeyer'a drug store.
Many have lost confidence and hope
as well" as health, because they have
been told their kidney disease was in
curable. Foley 'a Kidney Cure is a
guaranteed remedy for the discour
aged and disconsolate.
At Charles Ullemeyer's.
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CHRISTMAS PICTURE FRAMING.
A large and choice selection of new mouldings,
at the art store of
ADAMS WALL PAPER CO...
310-314 Twentieth Street.
argains at 1
Everything Marked Way Down.
My big store Is packed full of choice novelties, bought especially for the holidays, and I am determined to divide
the profits with you. Buy where your money will go the furthest. This Is the place.
Combination Cases. Center Tables. Rockers. Easels. Dressing Tables.
We are showing over 60 dif- Our line la unsurpassed in style. In this line we are strong. No one Are vou thinking of buying an Are vou looking for one? We
ferent styles in golden oak, finisbes and prices. Over 75 different in the tri-cities can touch ts in price, easel? 'Ve have them in oak, mahog. have very pretiy ones in all the
antique oak. solid mahogany patterns. As low as finishes and style. Our pearl-inlaid any and white enamel. As low as different finishes. A nice pol-
and bircb, cverv one a beauty. r rocker is a rare bargain at tsn rent i-hed oak table with French bev-
As low as 4 qq ou cents. el plote mirroTm As iow ttS
$800' TaboretS. Handsome rockers Indian Stools. ISM ,
Library Cases. J" a tty tbor-t? We ! ! Wc are showing a very nice line in Sideboards.
A fine line of library cases. IjnerTuija taboret Inlaid with Footstools. antique oak. golden oak, mahogany Over 40 differ, nt patterns
Over20 different stjle to se.ect & malM and oak. As Footstools of all descriptions. In and malachite. As low as finished in golden oak and an-
from. In golden oak. antique w e J oak, mahogany, reed and bamboo at $1.00. tique oak. We are offering a
oak, solid mahogany and birch. cents prices too cheap to name. Come and solid oak board, with French
As low as I oee them. Rugs. plate mirror, as low as
JL21 Fancy CbalrS. Screens. A largo assortment of rug in all $12.50.
Ladles Desks We are showing an immense line of sizes. Moquette. Smyrna and fur. rhtnn tlneta
A 1 nt Hie of over -j these in all the new designs. Corner We have a largo lot of them filled These all make nice presents. Smyr- Lflna kQSCls.
it - i hirH'VC t hair!i' reception chairs, window and without lilliog. We are selling a na rugs 30x60 as low as Have you seen our handsome
auS". This Hue is filled creeu as low as $1JJ display of china closets? Very
oak, ai.tique oak and bircli. As worth your In.pwtlon. As low as $1.50. pretty ones at.
low as 92.50. . . . Medicine Cabinets. $11.75.
c in Pedestals.
,UC Parlor Salts. Do yon want a pedestal? We have They make nice Christmas presents. Extension Tables.
Mntr rhlnft Do you contemplate baying a par- them ia mshoganv, oak and birdaeye We Lave large variety of them In ,i, ...i.. ,i
MnslC CablnetS. lor.ut? Yon wll mis. it i? oi do maple. HaLdlomeonesaslowas7 quarter wed oak and mahogany at d Iffari. style, and pi ce.
Call and see our line, 20 dif- n0, rn , -e rc howhi" a - nn evert oouy. a urge
ferent style, to select from. A, ,7rU"L $i?9l $2'0' 7
l0W " on. ' whTch "e SyVVaf - l0W " Coacb" Odd Dressrrs. UM ,0W "
9Z.VU. $13.75. The finest line ever shown in the . ..... , -pu.ow.
Z-7 TTTZ , . . tri-cities. Upholstered in velour. cor- A large assortment of these in t urly
Parlor Cabinets. Blacknlng Cases. . duroy nd leather. Over 45 different b,rcb' b,rWe mpiv. toii niaboga- Nail Trees.
Dj you want one? We are A large lot of them upholstered ia patterns. You coul.l not find a more JJJ" nd ?0'df.n oak' V pretty A jarge ylDe of Lali tree8 aua
showing a nice line. Come in leather and polished wood tops, in all j suitable Xma, present than a pretty dressers with trench bevel pi te mir- hall seats. This Hue is worth
and bee them. As low as styles as low as cou-h. We have them as low ax roraslowa, your time to look at, and pi ices
$7.QQ. 90 cents. $6.75. $9.00. very low.
W. S. H 00 LB ROOK.
103, 105 and 107 East Second Street, Davenport, loWa. .
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