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the AUGUS, Friday; December 20, 1901.
president of the University's medica'
college, liis researches on the chem
ical phenomena of light in both the
organic and inorganic world include
the most valuable work done bv him
" Daguerre's announcement in 1839
of his discovery of the action of sun
light on silver and its application to
the permanent preservation of view
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PubUaned Dally and Weekly at 1834 Second
Avenue. Bock Island. El. Entered at the
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BY THE J. W. POTTER OO.
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tative character, political or religious, must
have real name attached for publication. No
such articles will be printed over fictitious sig
Correspondence solicited from every town
ship la Bock Island county.
Friday, Dec. 20.
The only member of the president's
cabinet not a native of the United
States is the secretary of agriculture.
James llson. who was born in Ayr
ov i -Taper, ana he was the nrst per
son in the world to apply it to indi
viduals. "The first photographic por
trait irom life, he wrote, "was mad
by me, and the face of the sitter, ra
sister Catherine, Mas dusted with
white powder.' further investiga
tion showed him that the dusting
the face with powder was unnet
sary. me uaguerreotype was pro
duced after an exixjsure of six min
utes, and it is now in the possession
of Lord Hirschel's heirs in hngland
Within the span of Miss Draper'
life have been invented most of the
things that are so indispensable today
that it is difficult to realize how the
world revolved regularly without
l here are iewer contested seats in
the present Fifty-seventh congress
than in anv previous house of repre
sentatives for thirty vears. There are
no serious contests for seats in the
Cecil Rhodes is said to have suffered
a severe heat stroke. It can Ixj noth
ing compared with the sensation he
will feel of a similar nature if the
Boers ever succeed in laving hands on
Record Breaking Political Acrobat.
IIiblen S. Corwin, who has re
cently leen appointed postmaster at
rem. 111., for about the steenth time
appears to lie a lightning political
change- artist. No federal administra
tion can change politically faster than
Corwin can "flop." Some people look
updn othceholdmg as the cruel end of
man, and Corwin appears to le one of
these. According to the Ottawa Free
Trader, he was appointed first by
Chester A. Arthur, some time about
1882 or 183. Then, when Cleaveland
was elected, Corwin turned democrat
ami got the otlice again. Under liar
rison he was a republican and got the
Alayor Knox may get some conso- postoflice
. m . 1 . . " I . far
lauon out oi me postoince situation nen Cleveland was elected a see
by establishing a little liostofhce on ond time he was once more a demo-
his own account in the shanty re- crat, ami when McKinlev was elected
cently established in Market square as he went lack to his first love, the re
one of the guide marks of the existing publican party, and has been a re
administration of municipal affairs, publican ever since. In fact he has to
Apart from leing characteristic such a republican now, for in the fall of
departure might likewise have the 1900, during the republican camajgn
effect of aggravating that eyesore that he was told by some of the leading re
nas Deen so considerately located publicans of his countv that he had
right under the nose of the "corner.
The latest sign of the times is that
President Roosevelt mar destroy the
calculations of Senator ilanna to use
Judge Taft to defeat Judge Foraker's
reelection to the senate, by calling
the returning civil governor . into his
cabinet. According to the slate given
out in Washington Taft is to succeed
Root as secretary of war, while the
latter is to supersede Ilav, who is to
be ousted entirely from the president's
to l one thing or the other they
Mould not stand for any more "llojv-
Since then he has confined himself
to the straight ami narrow path that
leads to the postoflice.
ine alliance which has ixen suc
cessfully maintained for several years
ietween the republicans of Jrovand
What We Moat Itrmrmorr
Memory is for the most part "a trivial
fond record'' of the affairs of everyday
life, and our intense desire not to lose
the remembrance of these unimportant
everyday matters is one of the greatest
testimonies to the predominance of
happiness over unhnppincss in the
world. Do we not feel sorry from our
hearts for any one who has lost such
an Infinitely precious possession with
out even wondering whether or no
i lie progressive democrats oi mat city there was anything in their past lives
in opposition to the leadership-pf, fonur: -worth recollectlnc? After all, how few
er Senator Edward Murphy, Jr., has are tbe hours which any of us would
been cemented by the re-election of blot out of our lives! Those perhaps
vuiib a me juiiii cauuuiau' darlcg wblcn we have witnessed or
of the republicans and progressive suffered acute physical or mental nalu.
democrats and the defeat of his oppo- the moment when we engendered the
a. . i t l m i l .
iieni, suppurieu n mc lurpny istc- worm of remorse which dieth not or
tion of Trojan "regulars.
Numerous bills providing for gov
ernment ownership or telegraph and
railroad lines have leen 'ntrodueed in
the house, but Representative Jack
son, of Kansas, has introduced a bill
providing specifically for the pur
chase of the lines owned by the
.Western Union and Postal Telegraph.
companies by the government and
their operation in connection with
the postoffice department. There may
be some such legislation at some
time in the future, but, as the Mon
mouth Review observes, congress as
at present constituted win not en
dorse the public ownership idea.
those few minutes of humiliation
which, whether we trace them to fault
or rate, remain in our minds to "vex
us like a thing that Is raw." But how
small la the part we would have taken
away compared to the part we would
retain! London Spectator.
nA disease called "hemilplegia" is
causing a very heavy mortality among
horses in some portions of this state.
in Adams ana iianeocK counties a
number of valuable animals have died
' from the effects of the disease, which
it is said arises from eating corn fod
der consisting of corn stalk with
husks and the cob with more or less
corn. A poison fungus seems to lurk
close to the ears of corn before the
ears are husked out. Cattle are also
victims to the disease in some local
ities. The animals lcome crazy and
seem to go blind. They lose all con-
trol of themselves and rear up and
pound their beads against fences,
walls or anything in their way. The
peculiar part of the ailment is that no
Aa Eiccadon In China.
The poor wretches were made to dig
a large square pit, and one by one they
were made kneel at the edge with
their hands tied behind their backs.
Japanese officer stepped forward and
with the ordinary service sword drew
It back and forward over the poor
wretch' neck, and then with a swift
blow it descended, cutting off the head.
The next one was as successful, and
then came a terrible spectacle. Tbe Jap
anese oiHcer, after wiping his sword.
drew the back to and fro over tbe
poor wretch's neck three or four times
before he struck the fatal blow. Down
came the blade on the apex of the skull.
cutting about two Inches into the neck.
The poor wretch fell Into the pit, the
Japanese officer climbing down and
sawing away at the neck until tbe head
was severed. The heads were Immedi
ately carried over to the main road and
strung up on poles as an object lesson
to the large number of Chinese who
were congregated around with blanch
ed faces. Canadian Magazine.
Says lie Wm Tortured.
I suffered such pain from corns I
could hardly walk," writes II. Robin
son, Hillsborough, Ills., " but Buck
: 3 u - - 1 I
j r'V "" '-Men's Arnica Salve completely cured
... - , , . I them. Acts like magic on
eneci unm ine auioiais are ieau is
said to lie seven hours.
First Person "Photoed."
The death of Anna Catherine Dra
per, at the age of 95, which occurred
recently in Hastings, N. Y., is worth
more than a passing notice, lx? cause
she was the first person ever photo
graphed, and from the crude process
used then has come our great develop
ment in the photographic art that
now seems so indispensable.
Miss Draper was the daughter of
a Wesleyan clergyman in England,
who was something of an amateur
sc:entist. It was natural, therefore,
that her brother, John William Dra
per, after a good education, should
turn his attention to science, ami the
world owes him a debt of gratitude
for what he accomplished. John
lsraper came to this country witn hit
mother and si.ter in 1832, and the
results of his several investigations
published a few years later rjuicklv
won public attention. For a time
he served as a professor in the
University of New York, and in 1850
he succeeded Dr. Valentine Mott as
magic on sprains,
bruises, cuts, sores, scalds, burns,
boils, ulcers. Perfect healer of skin
diseases and piles. Cure guaranteed
by Ilartz & Ullemeyer. 25c.
In reply to inquiries we have pleas
ure in announcing that Ely's Liquid
Cream Ralm is like the solid prepara
tion of that admirable . remedy, in
that it cleanses and heals mem
brane's affected by naxal catarrh.
There is no drying or sneezing. The
Liquid Cream Balm is adapted to use
by patients who have trouble in in
haling through the nose and prefer
spraying. The price, including spray
ing tube, is 75 cents. Sold by drug
gists or mailed by Ely Brothers, 56
Warren street. New York.
'."We are 'willing to publicly testify
for KId-Ne-OIda. We know that Kia-
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lieve Kid-Ne-Oids will cure yours. ,
Mr. E. E. Eyman. jt4 broadway. Lorain. Ohio.
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Solomon Sawyer. Jackson St.. Braiil. InO.
ft C. Green. Grand Ave. Viaukcgan, III.
W. R. Beebe. Central la. III. .
Mrs. W. E. Lefever. 14 t8th St. t-on-du-UC. V IS.
Sugar-coated taoiets, &uc ury teem.
T. II. THOMAS, Leading Druggist,
Towed by a. WhoJe.
BY IL QUAD.
Copyright. 1901, by C. B. Letrti.
If you could get a peep at Lloyd
register bearing date of Oct. 23. 1SSS,
you would find recorded under tbe head
of "The Loss of the Swan" an article
composed of about forty lines of type.
The brig Swan was trading along the
African coast and had run into the
bight of Benvin to anchor for a week.
She was a Liverpool ship, commanded
by Captain Streeter, and bad been
trader for ten years. The Swan was
known all along tbe coast from Liberia
to the country of the Hottentots and
bad never met with an instance of
treachery when dealing with the na
tives. On this trip I was rated as an
apprentice boy, and she carried eleven
others in her crew. There were some
repairs to be made after we came to
anchor about half a mile from the surf,
and It was two days before a native
came out to us In his canoe and Invited
all hands to go ashore for a feast and a
barter. As that was the usual way no
one had reason to be suspicious, but
tbe captain did not neglect proper safe
guards. He went to the feast with six
armed men for company, leaving four
of us to mind the brig. She was armed
with muskets and cannon, and we were
ordered to maintain a strict lookout
and signal at once if any number of na
tlves pulled out to us. It was to be an
all night carouse on the beach, and tbe
three men with me soon declared that
there was no possible danger . and
broached a cask of rum and proceeded
to enjoy themselves. They hadn't the
sense to stop when their legs began to
tanzle up and. as a consequence, all
were in a drunken sleep before mid
Fires bad been lighted on the shore
and the voices could be plainly beard
aboard as they shouted and sang. My
situation was a lonely one, and I was
troubled about tbe drunken sailors, but
nothing occurred to startle me until
about 1 o'clock In the morning. Tbed
there was a sudden grand yell from the
natives, followed by three or four mus
ket shots and more yelling, and I was
satisfied that tbe party on shore had
been attacked. I made every effort to
arouse the sleepers, but all my work
was thrown away. I bad lust como
away from them In despair when
caught sight of a fleet of canoes pulling
off the shore. If I had been able to fire
one of the big guns, it would have had
no effect, and of course I could not hope
to beat them oft with a musket. I did
what most any other boy would proba
bly do climbed up into the maintop
and hid myself away. Ten minutes
later the natives to the number of
hundred boarded the brig, and althouj
they found the three sailors still asleep
they quickly dispatched them and threw
them overboard. If they looked for
others. It was below Instead of aloft.
Tbe Idea was to run the brig ashore
and plunder her. The fellows knew
that tbe anchor held her stationary.
bnt they could neither work the wind
lass nor unshackle tbe chain. After a
long and noisy consultation they finally
tailed on to the cable to lift the anchor
by main strength. A sailor will say
that It couldn't be done, but looking
down from my perch In the gray of the
morning I saw them gather In at least
three fathoms of chain. That meant
that they bad lifted that anchor twenty-one
feet from the bed -of the 6ea.
They had still three fathoms to over
come, and were taking a long breath
to get it ready when the cable was
pulled out of their hands and drawn
taut and tbe brig began moving out
of tbe bay. There was a panic at once.
and she bad not gone half a mile when
tbe last native was overboard into bis
canoe and pulling for tue Dcacn. ir
tbey were frightened half to death I
was none the less so, and we had got
well out to tbe mouth of the bight be
fore I solved the mystery. The brig
was towed as If following a tug. and
I was down on deck and peering over
her bows when a whale suddenly rose
a few fathoms In front of her and fell
back with a great sDlasb. lie was a
big fellow, and I had time to see that
one of tbe anchor nukes was caugiu
Jn bis mouth like a giant fishhook. lie
came up again and again, and be shook
bis mighty bead and rolled over and
over In bis efforts to get na or tue
book, but It was too firmly fastened.
When tbe sea opened out and tbe
leviathan realized that be was In a
scrape, be started on on a straignt nne
and Increased bis speed. I bad been
given a few tricks at tbe wheel, and I
took it and soon learned bow to make
straight course after b!m. Later on
found that I could lash It fast and
serve tbe same purpose.
At a speed of at least fifteen miles an
hour the whale ran from 5 oclock In
the morning to 1 In the afternoon with
out a stop and without deviating a foot
from a true course. Then be lay on
the surface and rested for an hour, and
tbe blood from his mouth dyed tbe sea
for yards around. When he started
again. It was with a rush, but the ca
ble held, and be ran until about 7
o'clock In tbe evening. Then he sud
denly stopped, and before 1 could make
out what be was up to be came up un
der tbe brig with such force as to stave
In a dozen bottom planks and nearly
turn her over. She began to fill at
once, and with a rush be broke tbe ca
ble and was off with the anchor. As
we had a cargo of light goods aboard.
Including 400 kegs of rum. the brig
waterlogged Instead of going down.
and for the next two days I was In her
rigging without food or water and
fraid that every plunge would be her
last. Then a French ship hove In sight-
and took me off. and 1 was. eventually
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ii Corner Second and Harrison Sts., Davenport, Iowa. ii
Left Before Christmas.
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ij Not only
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is the variety of styles larger, the styles daintii-r.
25c handkerchief value to lie had. Our 2.jo line is our
You'll not Ik tlisapiHjinted when making compari-
sons. e bought A, 000 dozen 25c handkerchiefs for the Xmas trad
5 With a Dollar Purchase of Handkerchiefs
we uive i ou a uainiy nanaKer
chief Box! Free.
See the great values and really pretty handkerchiefs at 5c, 10c, $T
l;c, and 1'Je each.
Silk, Linen or Lawn Initial Handkerchiefs,
Keal I-Hice and Hand
The prices of st andard and
stores ask. liesides, we have
Iluv your lKoks at the Uoston Store
Mr copyright louks at less than other
more titles to select from.
Very pretty booklets at 10c, 15e and 25c; Xmas Cards, Calendais.
Uefore buying Silverware, Solid or Quadruple Plate, see what we
have to offer.
HARKED & VON MAUR. Jj
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landed In Brest as the sole and oniy
survivor of the ill fated crew. As was
afterward learned, the captain's party
were cut down to a man before the at
tack on the brig.
ALWAYS IN SIGHT
Crowded street. People
oxssi nr bv. Old and vounf.
t c j j o
,11 , . 1
.in eager aoout tneir own
nffairs and always somebody
jn plain sight wio needs Scott's
Now it's that white-haired
md cold bod. He need
bcott 3 Lmulsion to warm him
feed him, and strengthen' his
Sec that pale crirl ? She has
:hin blood. S.cott's Emulsion
.vill bring new roses to her face
There goes a young man with
.iarrow chest. Consumption is
ma trouble, cotts limulsion
lungs and in
rroriCi. Hpsih nnrl trfnorth
And here's apoor, sickly little
child. Scott's Emulsion makes
children grow makes children
5 5 5 DINNER
' 9' - 'S--
If you want J'onr turkey to
be right, you must have your
fire right and to insure that
you must use coal that is right
and the only way to do that
is toorderthecoal at the right
place which is at 1003 Second
E. G. FRAZER
I'm ill hi n ii iim?
Genuine stamped C C C Never soli in bulk.
Beware of the dealer who tries to sell
"something just sTood."
Dow Are Taor Kidneys t
tv- nitiih.1 c pin rant all kldneT Ills. Sam-
pi Irwe. Add. bierUos HccueC Co Cbicao or M. T.
U. J. TOHEK.
A. L. ANDERSON.
H. J. Toher & Co.,
To New York
Xo. 109 Main st '
Chicago Dental Company
For Painless Dentistrya
Call and have your teeth exam
ined free. We will tell you what
your filling or crowning- will cost
before the work is commenced.
Sets of teeth, if you need them,
or if your old ones do not fit call
on us and we guarantee a fit. Our
Thin Elastic Plates do not take
up room in the mouth like the
old ones do, and fit when all oth
ers fail by our method.
Cement Fillings 25C
Silver Fillings 50 1
Gold Fallings, $1 and up . .OO
Gold Crowns, 4 to 6 4 nn
Set of Teeth, $5 and up e nn
Office 1607 Second Ave.
Over Speidel's Drug- Store.
A Timely Gift
at tliis season of the year is a gold filled
or a pretty article of
tliat com"bines beauty, fineness, excellence of
material and workmanship, at a reasonable
1703 Second A venae.
H. D. FOLSOM,
Not Only at
but all the rest of the j-ear
there will lie restful com
fort in the handsome chairs
for the holiday trade.
F New designs in corner
chairs, rocking chairs and
dining chairs. Pk-k them
out now and we will deliver
them at Christmas.
nuz ana mmi avenue.
State of nilnola. 1
Rock Island Couoty.
Id ine (Jlrcult Court. At Uie January term,
Auiria E lokson, comp'alnant. ts James
K 10 ism, dnrealant. Bill for divorce.
T tho abive named defendant. James
Affldar tof your non-residence haTlntr been
died in the office of the cleric of aald cou. t.
noiien U herebT Riven to you that the above
Kmtd complainant has tllea in sail court her
bill of eomplaint againit you on tbe chancery
lde or aata court: tnat a summons in chan
cery has been imu'd ia raid cau-e against you
returnsb e to th next term of said court to
be begun and balden at I he court house in the
city of took Island in said eounty, on the
Drat Monday of January, A. IX. !90i at which
ime at a piaca you win appear and plead, an
swer or demur to said bill oi 'complaint if you
Dated at Bock Island. Illinois, this 5'-h day of
December, a D , lwoi
Gcosgb w. Gambia. Clck of Bald Court.
Swk.ht & Walkkk, Solicitors for Com-
An article useful as well as elejjant is most appre
ciated. Nothing could lj more appropriate than
Every lady would cherish a fur boa, scarf, muff or
jacket. Kvery man would feel flattered with a hat,
cap, gloves, fur collar, a robe or neckwear.
Every home completed with a beautiful drop cabinet sewing machine.
Remember factory prices prevail, at
T. Richter 6c Sons, Mfg. Furriers
219-221 W. SECOND STREET, DAVENPORT.
of Hot Water
: Up I
stock-fodder purposes. old .,
Roman Hat-Water Boiler.
. r C . , - (.rtinal in Field Colum
etc., is aiioraea where Museum, cwcao.
Hot -Water or Steam System is
used, and at a cost of but a few
cents per day for fuel.
Channdn, Perry 6c Co
IDEAL, Boilers and AMERICAN Hadiators
Suitable for Christmas
Come early lief ore tlie elioicest
ones are tak(m.
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tiwiiwi !.jp -mn
Estate of Marr Coyne, deceased.
Tbe undersliraea baring oeen appointed
xenutor ot tbe last will and testament of
Vlarr Coyne, late of tbe county of Rock
Island, state of Illinois, deceased, hereby
iTea notice tbat be wui appear before
he county court of Bock Island county,-at
be eounty court room, in tbe city of Rock Isl-
tnd, at tbe January term on tbe first Man
ia; in January next, at wblcn time all per
sons having claims against said -estate are no
ised and requested to attend, fer tbe purpose
: navies tne same aajnsteo.
All persons Indebted to aald estate are re-
jested to make immediate payment to tbe
uated this nth day of November, A. IX 1001.
Gobgb W. McCaskbih, decutor.
Estate f Nancy J. Cool, deceased, i
ine undersurned baying neea appointed
executors of tbe last will ana testament of
Nancy J. Cool, late of the county of Kock
Uland. state of Illinois, deceased, hereby give
notice that tiey will appear be fore tbe ewnty
;ourt of Rock Island eounty. at tbe eoonty
oourt room. In tbe city of Rock Island, at
the February term, on tbe first Monday In
Fetuarr next, at which time a'l nnrsons
hat In r clilm against sUd estate are notified
and requested to attend for tbe purpose of
having tie arms adjusted. AU persons in
debted to said es;ate are re guested to make
Immediate piymeui to the indersigned.
Dated this 27tb day of November, A. U. 1701
Mtsr E. Block,
Ami 3. Pltsiri, . ,