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It was Ben Johnson, we be
lieve, who, when asked Mal
lock's question, " 1 3 life worth
living ? " replied ; " That de
pends on the liver. '' And Ben
Johnson doubtless saw the
double point to the pun.
The liver active quick
life rosy, everything bright,
mountains of trouble melt like
mountains of snow.
The liver sluggish life dulli
everything blue, molehills of
wotry rise into mountains of
anxiety, and as a result sick
headache, dizziness, constipa
Two ways are open. Cure
permanently, or relieve tem
porarily. Take a pill and suf
fer, or take a pill and get well.
Shock the system by an over
dose, or coax it by a mild,
Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets
are the mild means. They
work effectively, without pain,
and leave the system strong.
One, little, sugar-coated pel-
let is cnoucm, aitnougn a
whole vial costs but 25 cents.
FARM AND GARDEN.
Mild, gentle, .soothing and
healing is Dr. Sige's Catarrh
Kemecly. (July 50 cents.
UUCQUMNTED WITH THE GEOGRAPHY OF THIS COUNTRY WILL OBTAIN
MUCH VALUABLE INFORMATION FROM A STUDY OF THIS IMP OF THE
INFORMATION OF PRACTICAL IMPOR
TANCE TO RURAL READERS.
CMcaio, Eock Islail & Pacific Ry.;
The Direct Route to and froi Chicago, Jollet, Ottawa,
Peoria, La Salle, Molioe, Rk Island, in ILLINOIS;
Davenport, Muscatine, Ot umwa, Oslcaloosa, Des
Moines, Winterset, Audubon, Harlnn and Council
Bluffs, in IOWA: Minneapolis and St. Paul, in MIf.
KESOTA; Wstertoira and S oux Falls, In DAKOTA;
Cameron, St. Joseph and Ka isas City, in MISSOURI ;
vmana, Lincoln, r airDury an 1 Kelson, in NEBRASKA ;
Atchison, Leavenworth, Horton. Topeka, Hutchinson.
Wichita, Belleville. Abilene, Dodge City, Caldwell, In
KANSAS; fclnfrfisher. El Re wand Minco.ln INDIAN
'li.nr.uoKl ; Denver, Colorado springs and Pueblo,
In COLORADO. Traverses new areas of rich farming
ana grazing latins, atiordingtue best facilities of Inter
communication to all townt and cities cast and west,
northwest and southwest of C hlcago and to Pacific and
VESTIBULE EXPRESS TRAINS
Leading all competitors it splendor of emiinment.
between CHICAGO and I ES MOINES. COUNCIL
BLIFFS and OMAHA, am: between CHICAGO and
DENVER, COLORADO SPIIIXGS and PUEBLO, via
KANSAS CITY and TOPEKA and via ST. JOSEPIT.
FirM-Claw Day Coaches, FI EE RECLINING CHAIR
CARS, and Palace Sleepers, with Dining Car Service.
Close connections at Denver and Colorado Springs with
diverging railway lines, nrw forming the new and
TRANS-ROCKY MOUNTAIN ROUTS
Over which superbly-equipped trains run daily
THROUGH 'WITHOUT CHANGE to and from Salt
use City, Ogilen and Sar. Francisco. THE ROCK
ISLAND is also the Direc and Favorite Line to and
from Manitou. Pike's Peak and all other sanitary and
scenic resortsand cities and miningdistrictsin Colorado.
DAILY FAST EXPRESS TRAINS
From St. Joseph and Knnsis City to and from all Im
portant towns. cities and sections In Southern Nebraska,
Kansas and the Indian Te-ritorv. Also via AT.HF.TiT
LEA ROUTE from Knnws City and Chicago to Water-
town, sioux rails, MINNEAPOLIS end ST. PAUL.
connections for all points n rth and northwest between
we lakes and the Pacific C art.
For Tickets, Maps, Fold ws, or desired information
apply to any Coupon Ticket Office In the United States
or Canada, or address
E. ST. JOHN, JOHN SEBASTIAN,
Gen'l Manager, Genl Tkt. &. Pass. Agt
CHIC A SO, ILL.
Observation on Cutting Seed Potatoes
Made in a. Bulletin Issued by the Vir
ginia ' Experiment Station Rotating
alethod of Catting the Tuber Illustrated.
It is truo that whole medium or larra
sized potatoes usually give an increased
yield over smaller tubers or small cut
tings, and also 6how a gain of a few
days m edible maturity. But they also
show a very decidedly larger yield of
small or unmerchantable tubers, an in
crease the cost of seed many fold, vary
ing of course with the size of tuber used.
This may be illustrated by stating that
seed cut to "two eye" pieces requires 8
to 10 bushels to plant an aero if the
pieces are placed 10 to 12 inches apart in
the row, and the rows 2i to 3 feet apart.
v Hole seed planted in hills 12 to 20
inches apart will require 40 to CO bushels
to plant an acre. The conditions desired
in growing potatoes is to place the plants
so as to occupy the entire ground,
having them just far enough apart to
secure good individual development of
racers. I Uis can be best accomplished
by small cuttings planted closely say.
rows 2 i feet apart and planted 10 inches
apart in rows. With Early Ohio, Early
Hebron, bunnse and several other va
rieties so planted nearly the entire yield
will be of marketable size.
The often practiced method of cutting
the tubers in two lengthwise or cross
wise at random and then cutting these
pieces into smaller portions is reprehensi
ble. There is in our estimation but one
proper method of cutting seed, and wo
believe that growers who have once tried
thi9 method will assent to the above
The method of cutting which we al
lude to is to take the tuber in the left
Chicago, Minneapolis and St. Paui
Via the Famous Albert Lea Route.
St. Louis, Minneapolis and St. Paul
Via St. Louis, Minneap ilia St. Paul Shoit Line.
Through Sleepers and Chair Cars
KANSAS CITY, MINNEAPOLIS AND ST. PAUL,
f E0R1A, CEDAR RAPIDS AND SIOUX FALLS, DAK.
CHICAGO AND CEDAR RAPIDS
Via the Famon Albert Lea Roots.
THE SHORT LINE
The Groat Iown Summer Resort.
For Railway and Hotel Rates, Descriptive
I'anipiilfTS ana m imoriimimii, mm i ess
(ien'l Ticket and Passenger Agent.
roR CHEAP HOMES
On line of this roal In Northwestern Iowa,
Southeastern Minnesota and Central Diikota,
where drought and c op laiiiire are uiiKnown.
ThmiMiiiflit of choice acres of land yet unsold.
T.nrai Kxniintimi rate Given. For full Informa
tion as to prices of Ian 1 and rates of fare, address
Genl Ticket Biid Pa. ewjer Apent.
All of the rassengei Trains on nil Divisions of
this Railway are hiated by steam from the
engine, and the Main Line Day Passenger Trains
tn, litviifoH with th t toctric I.iirlit.
Maps, Time Tables, Throupli Rates and all In-
Tormatloa lunnsneu on aiipncauim w
rioirata nn nvir thin mute at all D TO m 111 t' II t
ajointe In the Union, and by Its Agents, to all
nans or me u niieu o aies w vauu
-For announcei lents of Excursion Rates,
and local matters of interest, please refer to the
local columns of this paper.
4 j. IUH J. K. HANNCOAN.
rnrtl Oeat Bap. Oon'l Tkt. Pass. Agt
CEDAR MKDI, IOWA-,
ROTATING THE TUBER AT CUTTING THE
hand, holding the stem end downward
and toward the operator. Turn it so as
to bring the lowest eyes toward you,
then with a sharp thin knife cut them
out, making a curving downward stroke
extending to the center and base of the
ruber. Turn tuber slightly to bring
other eyes toward the operator, and re
peat the operation. The eyes of a po
tato are arranged more or less regularly
around a spirally ascending axis, and by
turning the potato slightly after each
operation they can be cut away in com
pact pieces so as to give each one a nearly
equal proportion of the tuber. This, of
course, cannot be done at the seed end,
and when the operator has removed the
eyes as close as practicable to the seed
end a good practice is to cut it down
through the center.
This method of rotating the tuber and
cutting the eyes away successively is
shown in the cut. There, however, the
illustration represents the pieces cut to
one eye; but the system of cutting works
equally well with the two eyed cuttings,
and, for ordinary seed, the bulletin
quoted from advises about that size. If
the seed is cut in advance of planting, to
save time m the rush of work, the pieces
should be thoroughly dusted with plaster
to prevent evaporation.
Oar Farm Animals.
According to the annual report from
the agricultural department at Wash
ington the number of horses on farms is
14,056,730, with an average price of all
ages at $67. The number of mnles is
2.280,532, having an average value of
$77.83. The number of milch cows is
16,010,305, an increase of 66,708 from last
year. The average value per head is
$21.62. There is a tendency to increase
of dairying in the south, especially in the
mountain region. Other cattle aggregate
30,875,643, including those on ranches.
The highest value is $23.64, in Connecti
cut; the lowest $3.4C, in Arkansas. The
number of sheep is 43,431,136. The aver
age value is $2.51, an increase of more
than 10 per cent. All other kinds of farm
animals have declined slightly in price.
A tendency to increase of numbers is
seen in most of the states. The aggre
gate number of swine is 50,620,106, show
ing a decline of nearly 2 per cent. The
average value is $4.15, a decrease of 57
cents per head.
Advice About Fertilizers.
Manuring crops in the bill is simply to
concentrate the fertilizer in small
space. Such a plan will answer if there
is an insufficiency of the material used,
but as the roots of plants spread over a
large area in search of food it is better
to broadcast all manures and fertilizers,
thus not only giving greater feeding ca
pacity to the roots, but also permitting
of a more intimate incorporation of the
ingredients with the soil during culti
vation of the crop. The Philadelphia
Record, authority for the foregoing,
further says: Mix plenty of land plaster
with your manure. Plaster absorbs
gases, arrests the escape of ammonia,
and is of itself an excellent ft rtilizer.
For grass crops and as a special fertilizer
for clover it is unexcelled. It is also
cheap compared with its real value.
Used in the hills with corn, plaster as
sists in attracting both moisture and
ammonia from the air and gives the
i young plants a good start.
Mistakes In Pruning Trees.
Nothing in the shape of ornamental
trees has a more awkward appearance
than one of long legged form trimmed up
with a bare stem as high as a man's head
or a housetop, especially if it is an ever
green. Standing alone, they should be
perfect specimens feathered all the way
down to the ground, or if the trees are
old, large ana stately in growtn, pos
nwiTicr the mafmifioenee of broad snread-
ing oaks or magnificent elms, the f oliage
and the wide branches which sustain it
should approach so near the ground that
the Huge stem wotua De oareiy Timwe.
Good Cause for Surprise.
Two callow young operators made an ex
planation necessary from a young New
Fork newspaper man recently. He was to
oo married In the west. Before leaving
town he devoted several days in searching
aver Brooklyn for a flat, being assisted in
the search by a young married woman, the
friend of his betrothed. Upon leaving his
office one morning about 3 o'clock he sent
the Brooklyn lady a telegram, which he
expected would be delivered to her about
8:30 or V o'clock in the morninfi-. The dis
patch was worded apologetically, "Will be
over to worry you this afternoon."
1 he message was "bulled" on its way
across the East river, and a meaning of so
much importance was given to it that the
Brooklyn operator rushed it out, the mes
senger boy arriving at the house at about
4 a. m. The husband of the lady got out
of bed to answer the belL By a further
mistake of the delivery department the
envelope was addressed to the husband.
He opened it and was astonished to read.
"Mrs. : Will be over to marry you
When a man is awakened from a sound
sleep and informed that his wife is to lie
married to a yonng man who, he has had
every reason to believe, was to be married
to a young lady in the west, he is apt to
conclude that he isn't awake after all. No
one who has not experienced it can realize
how very startling it is. It was the first
his wife had heard of it. They racked their
brains for a solution of the puzzle. It
wasn't solved, however, until the yonng
newspaper man arrived. New York Times.
Dogs Are Simply Ornaments.
One may safely say that the large major
ity of dogs are kept nowadays pot because
of any service they render, but for the sake
of their appearance. Like the link holders
still to be seen about the doorway of cer
tain London houses, what was once a util
ity is now preserved merely as an orna
ment. Theoretically, no doubt, even in
town houses, people keep a dog as a means
of defense, but in most cases they really
value him as a decorative appendage. This
applies particularly to the more handsome
breeds the st, Bernard, the colly, the
mastiff and the rest. Indeed, such are the
strange diversities ot human taste that
even so unpromising a specimen of canine
beauty as the bulldog will be sought after
by the uninitiated for the sake of his good
And it is only fair to suppose that the
discerning creatures recognize their new
position in the scheme of things. May we
not see, indeed, now and again in their
mournful and downcast expression a con
scious sense of degradation? Look, for ex
ample, at the nobly formed St. Bernard
that gloomily follows the procession of
fashionably dressed misses in the par't.
Cannot the dullest observer perceive signs
of an infinite boredom? His pensive and
melancholy eye suggests that he has had
full experience of the tedium vitas, and is a
pessimist of the darkest shade. Cornhill
State of Ohio, City of Toledu, I
Lucas County. f
Frank J. Cheney makes oath that he is
the senior partner of the firm of P. J.
Cbeney & Co., doing business io the city
of Toledo, county and state aforesaid, and
that Faiii firm will pay the sum of one
hundred dollars for each and overv esse
of catarrh that cannot be cured 1 y the
use of Hall's Catarrh Cure.
Frank J. Chenet.
Sorn lo before me and subscribed in
my presence, this bth nay ot uecemorr,
A. D.. 1SSC.
A. W. Gleason,
feai. iNc-tsry I'ublic.
Hall's Catarrh Core is taken inUraally
and btis directly upon the blood and
mucous surfaces of the system. Send
for tcstinionia's, free.
F. J Cheney & Co.. Prop?., Toledo. O
Sold by druggists. 75a.
The Senatorial Gme. Iaua!!:
meat! Kmsis: Ou !
J. E. Montrose, Manager.
One week, with Saturday Matinee, commencing
MOla, A1KIL Din.
Sn pported by her own
SUPERB DRAMATIC COMPANY.
Acknowledged by the press and pnb'is to be the
strongest company mat ever appeared.
Tuesday night, the popular drama, entitled
Adminsion: lPcS0c and 30c; resolved seats
witnoul extra cnarge.
Noti '1 he costumes of Lilah Stuart arj mar
vels of beauty, and are directly from Worth' of
The Great French Bemcdv for sooDreeaiona
and Monthly Irrefrnlaritiee. -
.Lames use Jt unc i rerioaicsi mil, or Paris,
France: en ar an teed to accomplish all that is
claimed for them. To be used monthly for troubles
peculiar to women, roll directions with each
box. 'i per box or three boxes for 5. Americas
Pill Co.. royalty proprietors. Spencer. Iowa. The
genuine pill obtained of Otto kudert. Elm street,
Jtocic island, Jappe uo.. jjavenport, and of all
CM.. La Md
NOW fi lorn semwaTO.
BE wUKLUn QtAcaaar
CaU or send for circular eoataiainc
the most auurrelons aires of Ooomuip
tioa.Caaear.Brii'fc' s Disease, Scrofula,
Kcaema, SrpUiljt f)Hbsmtiiai Cat
arrh, Tumors, Bt.xMih Tmnhlsa, etc..
rtc. i aawaga) roraay aot giauias
rarrwaera. aUBAM euaoea KULBB
We have just received the first shipment of our new stock of
FOB THE EARLY-
Spring season of 1891.
J3PWe invite every body to call and examine them.
The Pioneer Clothier and Hatter,
115 and 117 West Second Street, DAVENPORT, lA.
At our old place of business, 1622 Second avenue
Monday, .April 6, 1891,
with a full line of Spring Styles of
A general invitation is extended to the public to
call and inspect our stock.
We guarantee to rive the Best Shoes for Least
lviouey oi any biiuc uuusc m uiia pciii ui me couniry.
CARSE & CO.,
Bock Island, 111-
Impart & tnlU&nt traattpdreik y to Che ltia. Ra-
l moves all pinitiiw, ireoKM uu aiocotorauoos. ror
y u tlr4-isUa drurci'ts. or mauea for as ets.
in stamps by
I sate by U ttr"t-atadrtiririts. or nuuled
railway service. Best school of Telegraphy on
earth. UHyC aua wasted now; oead
VA.bBMTnfK'5 SCHOOL. (sMwrttle, Wis.
Big O is acknowledged
the lead ins; remedy for
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Tbeonlv sate remedvfor
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