Newspaper Page Text
Don't read ! Don't fiiink I
pont believe! Now. arj you
You women who think that
patent medicines are a hum
bug, and Dr. Pierce's Favor
ite Prescription the biggest
humbug of the whole (because
it's best known of all) does
vour lack-of-faith cure come?
It's very easy to " don't " in
this world. Suspicion always
comes more easily than con
fidence. But doubt little
faith never made a sick
w oman well and the " Fa
vorite Prescription " has cured
thousands of delicate, weak
women, which makes us think
that our 4 Prescription " is
better than your don't believe.
We're both honest. Let us
come together. You try Dr.
Pierce's Favorite Prescription.
If it doesn't do as represented,
you get your money again.
Where proof's so easy, can
you afford to doubt ?
Little but active are
Pierce's Pleasant Pellets.
Best Liver Pills mad ; gen
tle, yet thorough. They regu
late and invigorate the liver,
stomach and bowels.
Chicago, Minneapolis and St. Paul
Via the Famous Albert Lea H inte.
St. Louis. Minneapolis and St. Paul
Via St. Louis. Minneapolis & St. Paal Short Line.
Through Sleepersand Chair Cars
KANSAS CITY, MINNEAPOLIS AND ST. PAUL,
PEORIA, CEDAR RAPIDS AND SIOUX FALLS, OAK.
CHICAGO AND CEDAR RAPIDS
Via the Famous Albert Lea I out.
THE SHORT LINE
SPIRIT LAK E
The Great Iowa Summtjr Resort.
For Railway and Hotel Hates. Twriptive
Pamphlets and all information, ndilress
Ge n'l Ticket and l'u&st'iiger Agent.
On line of this road In Northv extern Iowa,
Southeastern Minnesota and Central Pakota,
where drought aud crop failures are unknown.
Thousands of choice acres of land vet unsold.
1-ocal Excursion rates given. For full informa
tion as to prices of land and rates of tare, address
lien! Ticket and Passencer Aeent.
All of the 1'as.seuirer Trains on nil divisions of
this Railway are lieated ly su am from the
f iiKine, and the Main Line Da'v l'mseiifer Trains
are lighted with the Electric Light.
Maps, Time Tables. Through Rutes aud ail In
formation furnished on applicat on to Agents.
Tickets on sale over this route a: all prominent
points in the I'nion. and ly its Agents, to all
parts of the United States and Canada.
tfFor announcements of Excursion Rates,
and local matters of interest, pie ise refer to the
I cal columns of this paper.
-.. J. IVCS. J. e. H( NN EGAN,
Pres't A Gen'l Pnpt. Gen l Tkt. & Pas. Aft-
CEDAH .AP.DS. IOA.
VKCQl,AI;.T:v..THTil C:0S3A?r.Y CfTH.3 ZJVUWt V.RICBTA'N
VMM ;i"ABL- 1-1FCRVATI3N FROM A ETUC" OF T l!3 MAP OF THE
CMcap, M feM & ?f si Ry.3
Ti! T'iv't !!: . f r-; i i.-.'u ' ..' -j-, .' '. :!:,
ivoil.i. I. -!.'! h.. . - 1 T : . I I N I ;
Invf!i;.' r. V-.-.-.- r f . . ..:.:':,
?Mn- Win-' v- i. i. ii "Mi . i; . in'iril
IihKIs. i:i !"Y. A ; ' )".: . - - " i MJX
KlXlTA: V:;: ! ;." I : .; . ..:.)'' i ;
Can.e:oii, t. .!; ; :i ! 1 :-ii . - - x'i ;
Olli:i!i.l, 1 i.tirv : :i i- i. " ..'..".:. ".-KA;
Atcliisi':., I.-.i". ii. II- if:.. T ; ' .u
Wichita. It.-.l-v:!:-. .'.I -i.- . ' --
KANSAS : K;:".ti'li r, L! !:i : : . . . - : IAN
Tni:niTnY: i v. r. .'"'..m i- .ti.- i. i i.io.
in C"l.oi:l'i. Ti:iv"r- -s hi : r: u- "f :i U I.-.vuiiiiiT
nntl gm.'.ing lau-ls KtNnii- g tUt ' f.. ii.'i-.-"f iM i -toniniiiiiicalioii
t fll ti.v lis s:k: tl'.i t :.nl v.i-st,
imrtlivvcst ami somliwtt r !ii si o r:. i t I uc.i.c nnd
tians Kc;u;ic - :ni"rP.
VESTIBULE EXPRESS TXAIXS
Leading all" rtinuetii')rs In !iil"nC.;.r of 'nuiptuent,
lxtMii C'llK'A'i" ot;.l !E'J -VnlNUS. fofNCIL
BLfFI'S ami (iMAJA. ami lir r.irn fUK'Af.d nnd
DCXVEK, COLn.'tAl),) sri:iN'i-S a:nl lU'IT.LO, via
KANSAS CITY and ToPEKA i tid ri - ST. J'isr.ril.
First-Class Hay Oachcs, f KEE EECI.ININU CIIAIK
CARS, and Eahiri- l.":.vr-. Dining C.-r s.ivirc.
Close cnnncctior.3 :it D.-nvvr aud ' I 'ratio : t..z v. Mi
diverging railway iiii5. n 1 ?nni:v4 iIk- swv mid
TRANS-ROCKY MOUNTAIN ROUTE
Over wlikdi siir-rMy-fc'iipit 1 tr:lns :i:i daily
THROUGH WITIiorT CII.V: GE to and from Salt
LakeCitr. Ocdcn aud f-Vn 1'ianccj. iHE IJW.K
ISLAND is also tin? Direct tin 1 Favorit,: Line to nnd
from Manitmi. Pike's I'eak an I r ll i t ier enitary ana
scenic resortunmlcite and min ng.Jiiii:tsii: Colorado.
DAILY FAST EXPSESS TRAINS
rrnm c T,w..h nnd (TnniiM r tv to and from all 1m
itim snri 4Jniit in Southern Nebraska,
Kansas and the Indian Territory. Also via ALBERT
LEA EOUTE from Kansas Citj ana cnicago 10
c-i i7.il. in,-VFtinU9 and ST. PACL.
connoctiong for all points north and northwest between
the lakes and the Pacific Coast.
w:-i.-. r . vrAAvrm r desired information
apply to any Coupon Ticket OtSce in the United Stale
or Canada, or address
- E. ST. JOHH, JOIrfM SEBASTIAMf
SOCIETY IN BERLIN.
ON THE SPREE IS STILL
Militarv Elrmrnt li.i..
thhiB-Grcat Wealth I Not Seen In
Any Part of the llig Town-The Yom
,n "versee Their Domestic Affair..
It has been 8aid with much truth that
Herliu is still in its Flesel-j.ihr?, tho Ger
man arae for that period of transition
when the child develops into the younsr
man or womaa. As a capital of first rank
Berlin is not fully fledged even yet in
spite of the gisantic strides to maturity it
has taken since 1S71.
However, it refuses obstinately to con
sider itself otherwise than grown tip
hence a sort of hesitation, an uncertainty'
a diffidence perceptible to the outsider, the
unacknowledged consciousness of which is
thinly veiled under ostentatious assuranr?
ina engenders a watchful jealousy in
.n iviauons mat Das often be
uted to other motives.
Sometimes this feeling has created diffi
culties. In the simple and perfunctory
matter of calls, for instance, no definite
rules are possible. At whatever hour a for
eign viMtor nays a visit he is liable to fall
on the dinner hour, which nwv at any
time between 2 ;nd 7. All the bourgeoisie
. nor nine at s, all the aristocracy does
not ,:me at the later hour;- the former
strives to postpone its meal, the latter en-deavor-
tofor-et how very lately it ha
adopted the more fashionable time.
ECONOMY IN llHiH I.IKE.
Thtse cru.Htics are apparent in other
hiis. "With very line houses. oW.-irif
uid really artiMic furniture. l'.hmI iietiire
ar.d choice flowers in abund.incv. wilhthe
coiiiiirelien.sion of the refinements of lif-
hat springs from superior iutel!ictual ed
ucation, the Herlirese are bv natnro m-..I
tradition a race of simnie and nrimitiv..
astes. Iarge fortunes save anionir th
Israelites are the exception, not the rule;
the wealth of t he Christians is chieflv terl
ritorial, and the rich land owners, whose
extensive domains are often situated in
distant provinces not easy of access, do not
niniv inemseives justified m spending the
evenues of their property in the i anit.il
Thrift and dotneatie economy are pr ic
iced and viewed in the light of hereditary
Virtues Sinful to. neglect. Kmi wnnmn n(
itle consider themselves bound to siiper
ise tiieir household, not bv a denutv
lousckerpcr. but in in-rson. They are act
ual intelligent, share in the manage-
liellt, expect their diUI'-hiers to nssitf.
hem, ami train them to be proficient in
heir turn in all the branches of house
Impossible r.s tluy think it. is to act
otherwise, this adherence to old teachings
creates a certain distrust and shyness of
strangers, ami a fear of possible rilirnl
w hich is the real reason of difficulty ex
perienced by foreigners in penetrating into
the inner life of the Germans. The diplo
mat ic corps especially is viewed as a dan
gerous competitor and critic. Itislooked
upon as generally worldly, subversive, ex
travagant and supercilious; to lie courted
withal, sometimes flattered, often envied,
but always and prudentlv kept at a saf a
S'tting aside the court and the imperial
family, who are extremely hospitable, tho
chief social functions devolve upon the em
bassysaud legations. These entertainments
retain a certain official character which
in itself has a charm for native society; the
Prussian houses at which receptions on a
large and cosmopolitan scale nre given are
very few, and for many years have always
been the same. Conspicuous among these
are the houses ol the itadywills. not mere
ly those of the heads of the family, but of
the younger and allied branches.
Theuniversalitv.it may almost be said
the excess, of the military element preva
lent in jernianv, is no doubt responsible
for many social restrictions. There is vir
tually no other profession than the army
for young men of good birth; they enter it
at a very early ntre, having lieen prepared
for it from childhood; they frequently
marry vorng; their epaulets are in the
mimls of even prudent parents sufficient
guarantee of their fitness to assume the
care of a wife aud family.
Except in the "(jiiards,'' where some o'
the officers have private fortunes, military
men are content to depend and live ou
their pay.and their existence is necessarily
Terv unpretentious, although their uni
form precludes them from practicing some
of the small economics t hat a clerk in a
government oflice may indulge in without
Each officer is allowed to take a private
from the ranks as his own servant. This
chosen soldier goes by the generic name of
"liursch and is literally a jack of all
trades. He is valet, housemaid, butler.
cook, goe3 to market, tends the children.
waits at table, runs errands, and would die
without a murmur for his master if his
death could afford that master the slightest
gratification. Many instances of thisdoi;-
like fidelity and devotioa were recorded
during the Franco-German war; not more
admirable, however, than the humbler
round of daily service these soldiers so
SMALL PAY lOU OFFICERS.
An officer's j ly is ridicuously small;
many a uasiung young lieutenant ueeuis
himself iu luck it at the cud of the day he
has thirty pfennigs (three euce) left for
his supper; yet if he is garrisoned in Ber
lin his condition is brilliant compared witJi
that of his comrades stationed on the fron
tiers. There area great mimlerof the lat
ter; their barracks are w retchedly incon
venient aud uncomfortable, and josiess no
accommodation for married officers, who
are compelled to leave their wives behind.
But whatever their hardships, they
never grumble. Woe betide theiu if they
felt inclined to do so; they would be
bracket ted immediately as unworthy of
their cloth. Dissat isfaction is a very rare
occurrence:' German officers live exclusive
ly for their profession, sup-torted by the
ardent, iuuate, bund, hereditary military
instincts of their race.
The external politeness of officers cannot
be exaggerated. It constitutes one of the
features of Berlin society, where they reign
supreme. Until quite lately high play was
carried on in clubs aud exsiuos, but the
voung emperor has expressed Limself so
LfwiiL-lv uiiil reneatedly against this prac
tice that excessive gurubling has been dis
countenanced if not actually prouiuueu,
and has almost disappeared anions the
corps of officer.
Tin. emneror has a great prestige, which,
If not quite equal to the worship inspired
by his grandfather, bus still giren him an
Immense influence in the army. He htm
remained on the most friendly termn with
i.to r.1,1 comrades, f reauently visiting them
Informally in their quarters and sitting
flown at the midday ivgi mental mess with
them. Cor. ew xorit sun.
THBAltGUaWEDNESDAY. APKIL 1. 1891;
Ediaon IefJne Am per and Volt.
'r,0llonR1uti0,, was put to Thomaa
A. EdUon by John S. Wise in a recent law
uit in which Mr. Edison was a witnes.
The answer by Mr. Edison gives a pretty
clear definition of the words -'ampere" and
olt, which are mnch used about this
Q Explain what is meant by the num
ber of volts in an electric current?
'l will have to use the analogy of a
waterfall to explain. Say we haw- a cur
rent of water and a turbine vheel. If I
have a turbine wheel and allow a thousand
gallons per second to fall from a height of
one foot on the turbine I get a certain
power, we will say one horse power. Now,
the one foot of fall will represent one volt
of pressure in electricity, and the thousand
gallons , will represent tho ampere or the
amount of current; we will call that ono
ampere. Thus we have a thousand gallons
of water, or one ampere, falling one foot
or one volt, or under one volt of pressure,
and the water working the turbine gives
one horse power. If now- we go a thousand
feet high, and take one gallon of water
and let it fail on the turbine wheel, we will
-fet the same power as we had before,
namely, one horse power.
"We have got a thousand times less cur
rent or less water, and we will have a
thousandth of an ampere in place of one
ampere, and we will have a thousand vo'.ts
in place of one volt, and we will have a fall
of water a thousand feet as against one
foot. Now the fall of the water or the
height from whieh it falls is the pressur
of volts in electricity, and the amount of
water is the amperes. It will t seen that
a thousand gallons a minute falli.ig on a
man from a height of only one foot wouli
be no danger to the man, ami that if we
took one gailon and took it up a thousand
f-et and let it fall down it would crn.sh
him. t-k it is not the quantity or current
of water that does I be damagebut it is the
velocity or tho pressure that produces the
effect." Xew York Sun.
A Womanly Woman.
When docs lovely woman appear as love
ly as when clad in a sweet dignity of man
ner And if to this she can add honors
and decorations and degrees and titles,
there is a Portialike grace, serenity and
magnetism alwut her that is wholly irre
sistible. The day of helpless, incapable
women has gone by. Men and all the rest
of the world like a woman who has some
thing to her, who knows something and
who can sustain her own in a delightful
interchange of thought.
Do not think, dear sweet little girl, that
you must w ear calfskin bootsnnd a divided,
skirt and a self assertive manner. Xor
that you need go clad in the armor of ag
gressiveness, carrying a prickly shield of
sharp opinions. But what you do need is
to make yourself attractive, is to cultivate
all your little gifts and talents, and to
make the most of the womanliness that is
Have you seen the lovely statue of the
Princess of Wales as I)i K-t or of Music? If
you have, you remember tho calm, sweet,
stately features, above which the "mortar
board'' cap sits as royally as if it were a
crown. You know how the long, heavy
doctor's robe falls to the feet in great dig
nified folds that only serve to enhance the
queenly lx-aring of the woman. The statue
is a powerful one aud a strong one, yet it is
that of a woman, and it is nil womanly.
Prince Victor of Hohenlohe Laugenburg. a
cousin of the princess, made it, and he
well knew how to draw the firm lines,
curved and sweet, that are part of a wom
anly woman's make up. New York
Grumbling It Not Sign of Had Temper.
A man may le so confirmed a grumbler
that he may be universally voted a lore
and a person of execrably bad temper,
while in reality he is no worse off in that
respect, man many oi uis neihiiors. i'e
grumbles more as a matter of habit than
anything else, and plays, ns it were, with
his temper. As a rule he does not lose his
6elf control; he has nothing of thntcml
love of wounding other eoples feelings,
which is the essence of a really bud temper;
Le simply fumes and fusses alx.ut liecause
he likes it. Occasionally, under a load of
unusual aggravations, sell control gives
way, and the grumble changes to veritable
storm, but ns a rule the croaker remains
satisfied with making himself passively
How disagreeable he is he probably has
little idea. It. in his nature to find fault
ami look at the seamy side of things, and
he has never set himself to counteract the
natural bent of his mind. Yet he may l.e
a very lovable kind of a man; his n-evish-
m-ss may be tiresome, but those who live
with him know that it is mere habit, a
habit which, from long indulgence, has
come to be second cature, and thev bear
with him patiently, more pat i. tit ly. per
haps, than he deserves. Xothing. indeed,
is more surprising than the fact that not
only habitually discontented eople, but
irritable, angry, bullying fellows, in.-.),
and often do, retain the love of their fel
low creatures. Chambers.' Journal.
The Man Who I a Family Nuisance.
It is not an uncommon thing for the
world to make mistakes, and ascribe t
some men better temiers, to others worse
ones, than they actually possess. A man
may not only lie thoroughly seluh anu ex
acting. Put ready to lly into a passion at a
small provocation, and yet pass for Ix-ing
good tempered, simply because those
around him are afraid to cross him, a.d
give him tin opportunity for breaking out
His likes and dislikes ate nlwns taken
nto accouct and considered lieforehaud
This is known to hi:n, and the sacrifice id
The members of Lis family for temper
is chiefly a feature of family life think
that icaec is cheaply bought at the price
of their own lncliuat'otis, andcongratu
late thenisel es on the fact that pupa or
Uncle Kic-bard is in such a good temper.
The fact is that li3 is in an abominably
bad one. He is probably quite unconscious
of the fact, and unconscious, too, that in
their hearts the other members of the fam
ily think him a nuisance, and breathe
more freely when he is out of the house,
more freely still when he is a hundred
miles away. Chambers' Journal.
Nervous Passenger 'to mother of howl
ing imp in iiarlor car) Madam, is there
anything f.uy of us can do to to pacify
your little boy?
Fond Mother (of spoiled child) Oh, thank
you. yes; you are very kind. You oe, the
dear little fellow wants to throw his lunch
at the passengers, and I was afraid they
wouldn't like it. Just stand where yoa
are. please, Now stop crying, my iet.
This kind gentleman wants you to play
with him. New xork Weekly.
Mrs. Hicks Who was tb most impu
dent man you ever knew?
Mrs. Dix Well. I always thought pretty
well of a fellow who used to drink my mik
on the front step every morning and ring
the bell for a napkin. Mansey a Weekly.
We have just
tdgf" We invite everybody to
Mima ftil trtftlM. Ifwrll M KMl 4lMwlillaM F7
Hk kj mil imom nni la or lull for
la rturma wrnw.
twiil for rltnlm.
irtrnniBuw v a-lkxtis k bko.
I LLLUIlArni U-Uitmruu. Wm.
received the first shipment of our
FOR THE EAHLY-
Spring- season of
call and examine them.
The Pioneer Clothier and Hatter,
115 and 117 West Second Street, DAVENPORT, IA.
our old 1622 stand.
er m ft oievC.
I fee nr u 1 wi
Je In mr feiteeoduigit
&kMPJl A.J. elt'M K. M. D,
V Ai I'' r a. III.
X. l WM few lrllint.
cT fnU ra
( OU). 1.
uj ixl. cxri
, inn Mrt-
new stock of
Hock Island, HI-
I) US. ECTUCRTOED k BUTLER,
fj RaDrATE OF TB B OTTAUO VtTlaV.
I ry m'Vri, Vrvrrbarr rtryvWsiAtia mm mrgiiw .
r5Vi Tuiil- UnrfMtUr; Kcuant; Over
iwn aMtrwt .
itl'tr.U I wor.oicrrtNBAcws
I vmmmm t i I mi av
MMallltMtllMnaMihiH r' n .
Geni Manager, CnlTktFtMMi