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THifi AltGUB. THUKS DAY. APlilL 9, 1891,
Women are not slow to
comprehend. They'ie quick.
They're alive, and y;t it was
a man who discovered the one
remedy for their peculiar ail
ments. The man was Dr. Pierce.
The discovery was his " Fa
vorite Prescription" the boon
to delicate women.
Why go round "with one
foot in the grave," suffering in
s-'lence misunderstoo d when
there's a remedy at hand that
isn't an experiment, but which
is sold under the guarantee
that if you are disr.ppointed
in any way in it, you can get
your money back by applying
to its makers.
We can hardly imagine a
woman's not trying it. Pos
sibly it may be true of one
or two but we doubt it.
Women are ripe for it.
They must have it. Think
of a prescription and nine out
of ten waiting for it. Carry
the news to them !
The scat of sick headache
is not in the brain. Regu
late the stomach and - you
cure it. Dr. Pierce s Pellets
are the Little Regulators.
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UKH VALUABLE INFORMATION FROM A STUDY )F T1I!S MAP OF THE
CMca&o, Bod Islani & Pacific Hy,s
The Direct Route to and from Chlcagi, Jollet, Ottawa"
Peoria, La Salle, Moline, Rock Islani , in ILLINOIS;
Davenport, Muscatine, Ottuiawa, Osicaloosa, Des
Moines, Winters, Audubon, HarUn and Council
Bluffs, in IOWA : Minneapolis and S'. Paul, In MIN
NESOTA ; Watertoirn and Sioux Fal s. In DAKOTA;
Cameron, St. Joseph and Kansas City, in MISSOURI;
Omaha, Lincoln, Falrbury and Nelson, in NEBRASKA;
Atchison, Leavenworth, Horton, Top. ka, Hutchinson.
Wichita, Belleville. Abilene, Dodge City, Caldwell, in
KANSAS ; Kingfisher, El Reno and M mco, in INDIAN
TERRITORY; Denver, Colorado Spr ngs and Pueblo,
in COLORADO. Traverses new area; of rich farming
and grazing lands, affording the best f KiliUea of inter
communication to all towns and citl -a east and west,
northwest and southwest of Chicago Slid to Pacific and
VESTIBULE EXPRESS TRAINS
Leading al! competitors In splendor of equipment,
between CHICACiO and DE3 MOIXES, COUNCIL
BLUFFS and OMAHA, and between CHICAGO and
DENVER, COLORADO SPRINGS ai d PUEBLO, via
KANSAS CITY and TOPEKA and via ST. JOSEPH.
First-Class Day Coaches, FREE RECLINING CHAIR
CARS, and Palace Sleepers, with Dining Car Service.
Close connections at Denver and Colorado Springs with
diverging railway lines, now formii g the new and
TRANS-ROCKY MOUNTAIN ROUTS
Over which superbly-equipped tn ins run daily
THROUGH WITHOUT CHANGE t and from Salt
Lake City. Ogden and San Francisco. THE ROCK
ISLAND to also the Direct and Far rltc Line to and
from Manltou, Pike's Peak and all otUer sanitary and
scenic resortaandclties and miningdis rictsin Colorado,
DAILY FAST EXPRESS TRAINS
From St. Joseph and Kansas City to nnd from all im
portant towns, cities and sections in So lthern Nebraska,
Kansas and the Indian Territory. Also via ALBERT
1EA ROUTE from Kansas City and ( hicago to Water
town, Sioux Falls, MINNEAPOLIS and ST. PAUL,
connecting for all points north and s mhwest between
the lakes and the Pacific Coast.
For Tickets, Maps, Folders, or deiired information
apply to any Coupon Ticket Office in the United States
or Canada, or address
E. ST. JOHN, JOHN SEBASTIAN,
GenT Manager, GenT Tt t. fc Toss. Agt,
lOOOlVJile of Ioad
Chicago, Minneapolis ar d St. Pau.
Via the Famous Albert Let Routs.
St. Louis. Minneapolis and St. Paul
Via Bt. Louis, Minneapolis & St. I'tal Short Line.
Through Sleepers and Chair Cars
KANSAS CITY, MINNEAPOLIS ACD ST. PAUL,
PEORIA, CEDAR RAPIDS AND SIOLX FALLS, OAK.
CHICAGO AND CEDAH RAPIDS
Via the Famous Albeit Lea Route.
THE SHORT LINE
SPIRIT LAKZ GT
The Great Iowa Summer Resort.,
For Eaik-av and Hotel Jiates, Descriptive
Pamphlets and all information, address
Gen'l Ticket and l'assenger Agent.
F0R CHEAP HOMES
On line of this road in Northwestern Iowa,
Southeastern Sltnnesotu and Central Pakota,
Jliere drought and crop failures are unknown.
Thousands of choice acres of k nd yet unsold.
Jucal Excursion rates Riven. F-r full Informa
tion as to prices of land and rates f fare, address
lien 'I Ticket and PBSsenper A pert.
All of the Passenger Trains on ill Divisions of
Uus Railway are heated by st ra from the
eiiRlne, and the Main lane Day P; ssenger Trains
are liRlited with the Electric Llgl t. ....
Maps, Time Tallies, Through Kites and all ln
yrmation furnished on applicat ion to Agents.
Tickets on sale over this route at all prominent
Points In the Union, and by its Agents, to all
P'lof the United States and Of nada.
HT"For announcements of E cursion Bates,
nd local matters of Interest, pleise refer to the
cal columns of this paper.
- J. IVCS. 4. C. H NNCQAN,
Pns'ttaanlSupt. Oral TK. Pass. agt
CrDAFl RAPIDS. IOA.
FARM AND GARDEN.
OBSERVATIONS WORTHY OF NOTE
IN RURAL AFFAIRS.
rhe Improvement of Country Home
Grounds How the Advantages of Shade
and Seclusion May Be Secured by a
Judicious Use of Trees and Ltwn.
Owners and occupants of farms can
Improve and plant the home grounds
and scarcely trench on their home
acres for farming. They need not fall
into the mistake which some make in
their endeavor to save every square rod
of ground by placing the dwelling
nearly on a line with the boundary of
the public highway and converting the
highway into a barnyard.
All the advantages of shade and seclu
sion, says Country Gentleman, may be
secured by a judicious use of trees and
lawn, with near proximity to the public
road, by an arrangement like that repre
sented in Fig. 1. The dwelling is placed
quite near to the road, but planted with
shade trees enough to give seclusion.
The carriage entrance is on one side,
while a shorter footwalk on the other
side gives ready access and exit. In the
rear of the dwelling the more formal and
regular planting may be orchard trees,
with the more symmetrical growers
along the carriage way to harmonize
HO. 1 IMPROVINa COUNTRY HOME
the two kinds of plantings. These may
be the more regular forms of pear anil
cherry trees, and the orchard is laid out
in the more ornamental hexagonal plant
ing. The barn is farther, in the rear,
but easily reached from road and dwell
ing, or a separate farm road may be
placed farther to the left,
Li Fig. 2 another similar plan is rep
resented, but -with nVre ornament than
finish, and with more ready access from
buildings to road. It needs" but little ad
ditional explanation other than that the
broad beds may be planted with a few
handsome shade trees, or with a larger
number of smaller trees and large shrubs;
or the planting may be exclusively of
shrubs of various sizes. They sufficient
ly exclude the view from the dwelling to
the public road, while tho openings be
tween give a sufficient view and afford a
short entrance when desirable. It will
be observed that neither of these plans
occupy any considerable portion of the
farm lands, while they give a good op
portunity for landscape adornment, and
shut out the dust from passing vehicles.
FIG. 2 IMPROVIXO COUNTRY HOME
If a simple symmetrical exterior is
given to the barn buildings which are
partly hid by trees, these will aid in a
pleasing view from the grounds and
dwelling. The ornamental trees should
be such as are perfectly hardy, and
which will grow freely when standing
in grass; and the larger and smaller
shrubs should possess a similar hardy
character, a quality most readily found
in those commonly known, such as the
Tartarian Honeysuckle, the three species
of Philadelphus, the Barberry, Snowball,
Lilacs, several Spiraeas, etc.
Roup and Its Treatment.
Roup begins with cold, followed by
inflammatory symptoms; then comes the
discharge with swelling of eyes, face,
loss of appetite, etc. As the disease is
highly contagious and, once well under
way, incurable, it is better, unless the
bird is very valuable, to kill it at once
and so stop the spread of the contagion.
On first indications of the sickness isolate
the birds; keep them warm and dry; feed
soft food; add a little Douglas mixture
to the water. Wash the head with tepid
water and givt daily one grain sulphate
of copper. Recently reports have come
regarding, the efficacy of spongia (a
homeopathic remedy) for roup. P. H.
Jacobs, editor of The Poultry Keeper, is
credited with having first recommended
it. Spongia can bo obtained at any
homeopathic pharmacy, the "mother
tincture in the third decimal," and the
quantity four drops to a pint of water is
the prescription. The fowls take it in
place of the usual drinking water. We
give this formula so that any reader who
desires can test it.
Tests of Varieties of Wheat.
The annual report of the Pennsylvania
State college agricultural experiment sta
tion contains the following summary of
the results of its tests of varieties of wheat
during the season of 1889:
Judging from this and previous sea
sons' experience and from general char
acteristics as well as yield, the following
varieties may be ranked in this locality,
on a retentive lime-magnesia clay soil
with a compact subsoil, in the following
order: Dietz's Longberry Red, followed
by the Fulcaster, Fultz or German Em
peror; these by McGhee's White and
Raub's Black Prolific, then Sibley's New
Golden, and lastly the Extra Early Oak
ley variety. Currell's Prolific, Improved
Rice and the Mealy were only grown this
season. They did well, except in the
yield of the Improved Bice. They are
uot ranked with the others because of
the lack of sufficient data to place them
frith the older and more thorongbiylsst
d varieties in this locality and under
rar conditions of soil and climate.
P 'VStfe 4
The Captain's Revenge.
Captain Mehnn, of the P. and O. & N.
company, was a thoroughly good fellow,
beloved alike by bis officers and crew.
His passengers both liked and respected
him. Ho had always a kind word for
everybody, but he never forgot to give a
"Roland for an Oliver" when called
upon to do so.
I remember during one voyage there
was a lady passenger on .board who was
very fond of making nasty remarks ap
parently to herself, but just loud enough
to be heard by everybody present. One
day at dinner Captain Mehun was carv
ing a very nice saddle of mutton, and,
sailorlike, he certainly carved with
rather a heavy hand. When a plate
was handed to this lady, who I will call
Lady M , she said to herself (but in a
tone loud enough for everybody to hear),
"A cartload? How I detest a cartload."
Everybody looked at Captain Mehun,
who had heard Lady M 's remark as
well as the rest of the company. He
took no notice, however, but continued
a sailor's yarn he had been relating as if
he had heard nothing. After a short
time, seeing that Lady M had nearly
emptied her plate, Captain. Slehun said
in a very persuasive tone:
"This is really a delicious saddle."
Then addressing Lady M , continued:
"I have a very prime cut here. Pray
allow me to give your ladyship a small
"Thank you, Captain Mehun," replied
Lady M . "As you say, it is very
nice. I think you may give me vjj
smallest piece more."
"Steward." said Captain Mehun, in
stantly, "le so kind and back Lady
M 's cart up again, if you please."
This remark simply sent tho company
into fits of laughter, much to the dis
comfort of Lady M . Verily, Captain
Mehun had his revenge. Tid-Bits.
In the Ebony Club.
Mr. Coonz I move, Mistah Chairman,
dat Sam Blackie be expelled from de
Chairman De gen'leman will state de
nature ob his charge.
Mr. Coonz Breakin' into a feather
shop, sah. Ef a man wants feathers he
should take ;em in de traditional way,
sah, on de live bird. Puck.
An American Fable.
A Boy who had his hand wrapped up
in a Bandage called upon a well known
Sage and said:
"Oh, Sage, I am but a young and in
nocent Kid, and I Desire to be made
"What wouldst Thou, my Son?" quer
ied the Sage as he crossed his Logs and
cut off a Chaw of Plug Tobacco.
"Yesterday I Picked up a Horseshoe
in a Blacksmith Shop."
"It was red hot."
"Teach me, oh, Sage, how to Tell the
Difference between a Hot and a Cold
Horseshoe, that I may not get Blisterc d
"My Son," quoth the Sage, as he spat
out of the nearest window, "it is as easy
as Rolling off a Log. Wait until some
other Boy has Picked up the Shoe, and
then you will know all about it free of
Moral: But we never do. Detroit
How these gentlemen of the gilded
chamber pull each other to pieces! A
member of the Extreme Left said, in
reference to another deputy of the Ex
"The previous speaker is a marquis,
who bedaubs his head and its political
creed with a coat of old, rancid poma
tum, dating from the reign of King
To which the aristocrat replied:
"A deputy of the advanced school
must be filthy to a degree if he can keep
his temper on being told that he changes
his opinions as often as his shirt." Le
Petit Journal pour Rire.
Case of Mild Enry.
Irene You ought to be thankful you
haven't a great big mouth like mine.
Laura Your mouth is none too large,
dear. I quite envy yon. My mouth
won't hold more than half my hairpins.
He So Jack isn't devoted to Kate any
more. Did they fight?
She Yes; they had an engagement.
My boy and I rode in the train
One morning bri&ht and clear.
"When I'm a trrovra up man," said he,
'Til be an engineer."
But soon the dust flew In bis eyes,
, And heavy grew his head,
"I wouldn't be an engineer
For all the world," he said.
My boy was at a seaport town.
And saw tho rolling sea.
"Mama," he said one evening,
"A sailor I shall be!"
We took him to a yacht race
He had to go to bed.
"I wouldn't be a sailor now
For all the world." he said.
Wo read him stirring stories .
Of soldiers and their fame.
"I'll go and fight," cried Freddie,
"And put them all to shame!"
We told him of a soldier's life;
He shook his little head.
"I wouldn't be a soldier now
For all the world," he said.
And thus to each profession
He first said "yes," then "no."
To make a choice is hard," he said,
"At least, I find it bo."
"Bnt what, then, will you be?" I asked,
When you are grown up, Fred?"
"I really think I'U only bo
A gentleman," he said.
We have just
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Monday, April 6,
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