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Glli! IN A BIG CITY.
THE LOST ART OF EMBALMING.
AltGUJS. FRTDAY. May 1 iqi o
i jl i '
la reading over the literary items ot
the week, I found not much to interest
me, until my eye caught sight of aa
article headed 'Jenks1 Dream Imag
ine my surprise to find it ended up with
a recommendation to use Dr. f ierre's
rieasaut Pellets. JCeverthrless, being
a great sufferer from sick headache, I
determined to try them, and, to my great
joy, I found prompt relief, and by their
protracted use, a complete immunity
from such attacks. Pierce's Pelljts
often cure sick headache in an ho;ir.
They are gently laxative or actively
cathartic, according to size of dene.
As a pleasant laxative, take one each
night on retiring. For adults, four net
as an active, yet painless, cathartic.
Cause !io griping or sickness. B st
Liver Pill ever made. Smallest, Cheap
est, Easiest to take. For Constipatic n,
Indigestion and Bilious Attacks, they
have no equal.
Manufactured at tha Chemical Lalo
ratory of the, World's Dispf.:;sa.hy
Medical Association, No. GG3 Main
Street, Buffalo, N. Y.
is;:;jsintd with the geography ofthis country wiuobt un
1".:h valuable inforuatich from a study of this map of the
CMcap, Eoct IsH & Pad Byj
T'mp Dirort Ttoutp to and from Chicago, Joliet, Ottaicj,'
ria, L,a 3H,:mc, Koclc Island, in ILLINOIS:
Iia'fujv.rt, Jluscutmo, Ottuiuwa, Oskaloosa, Dm
M inrs, Wiliti'rsf t. Audubon, Harlan and Council
I::iT. In InlVA; Minneapolis and St. Tnul, In Mi;:--VL-nTA;
Wciertmrn and Sioux Falls, In DAKOTA :
Ciaieron, St. Jospph and Kansas City, In MISSOURI ;
(':r.:ha. Lincoln. Fairnurv nn! 7Crls,n tnVmniCL-
A?cl,i.in, Lrarenworth, Horton, Tupeka, IIutctainso:i!
Wichita. Belleville, Atilene, Dodge City, Caldwell, in
i..i.n.-a; Kiimiiber, El Reno and ilmco, In INDIA S
TERRITORY: Denver. Culorado Sprincs and Pueblo,
. . CuLt'KADO. Traverws new a real of rich funoli g
;ir.i grazing land, affording the best facilities of in'.e; -
:i.c.unication to all towns and cities cast and es:.
. ,..u.e.-: aim .-I'uiuwesi ot micago and to racific ani
VESTIBULE EXPRESS TRAINS
3 '-" " eoniretltors In splendor of equlnmetr,
t' "i n CHICAGO and DF.S 5IOIXF.S. COUXCI j
!!.:.l'Frs and OMAHA, and between CHICAGO an!
; E.VVER, COLORADO SPRINGS and PCEELO, vi
.ANSAS CITY and TOPF.KA and via ST. JOSEPB.
i 'i:t-C'lass I!av Coaches. FRKE RF.ri.rvrvn riiiiu
US, and I'alare Sleepers, with Dining Car Service.
.u e tniineciions at Denver and Colorado Springs witli
:ve:prif railway hues, now forming the new nn.l
T i "turesiiue
TRANS-ROCKY MOUNTAIN ROUTE
12" Uc'i twrT)Iy-qutpped trains run dally
...mull mmui i tuAMit to and from Salt
J-aieCity, Ogden and Ban Fnclsco. THE ROCK
INLAND Is aim the Direct onr. V.rn,l. T In. . ..
jf.-om Manitnu, Pike's Peak and all other sanitary anil
r ...uu. esuiia aim cities anu mining districts in Colorado.
DAILY FAST EXPRESS TRAINS
Tmm St. Joseph and Kansas City to and from all im-
IT-irtant towns. cities and sections in Southern Nebraska,
i.acsns and the Indian Territory. Also vf AT nrrtT
LEA ROt'TE from Kanms City and Chicaso to Water-
f tii, fijoux Falls, MINNEAPOLIS and ST. PAUL,
n .nnectiong ror nil points north and northwest between
l ie lakes and the Pacific Coast.
For Tickets, Maps, Folders, or desired Information
apply to any Coupon Ticket Office In the United State)
or Canada, or address
E. ST. JOHN, JOHN SEBASTIAN,
Gen'l Manager, GenT Tkt. Pass. Act,
Chicago, Minneapolis and St. Paui
Via the Famous Allrart Lea Route.
St. Louis, Minneapolis and St. Paul
Via St. Louis, Minneapolis & Bt. Paul Short Line.
hrough Sleepers and Chair Cars
KANSAS CITY, MINNEAPOLIS AND ST. PAUL,
cORIA, CEOAR RAPIDS AND SIOUX FALLS, DAK.
CHICAGO AND CEDAR RAPIDS
Via the Famous Albert Lea Route.
THE SHORT LINE
Trie Great Iowa Summer Kesort
T Railway and Hotel Rates, Inscriptive
I'amplilets mid all Information, aihlress
lieu 'I Ticket and Passenger Agent.
0R CHEAP HOMES
fn line of tills road In Northwestern Iowa,
kmtlieastern Minnesota nnd Central Dakota,
nere ttroiigiit and crop failures are unknown,
hoiisands of choice acres of land vet uiiHOld.
f'cal Kxcursion rates Riven. For full Infornia-
on ns to prices ot land anu rates ot laie.auuress
n'l Ticket and PasseiiRer Apent.
All of the Passenirer Trains on nil Divisions of
Pis Kallwav are liented by steam from the
li-'ine, and the Main Line Day Passenger Trains
iiRiiten witn tne fcleetric j.ignt.
-ilans. Time Tnhlea. Thrnnch Hates and all In-
PMIllirilkll fiim,iul,a nn anikliculion to AfrpntR.
P'.'kets on s;ile over this route at all prominent
J1 nits in the Union, and by Its A (rents, to ail
rJJl"' th United States and Canada.
'ffFnr niiimimcinpnf nf Kxciiraion Kates.
pi local matters of interest, please refer to tiie
Kal columns of this paper.
IVC8. J. C. HANNCGAN.
Pna'tAOm'lBapt. Gen'l Tkt. Pan. ASt.
CCOAfS RAPID. ICWA.
DIFFICULTIES THEY ENCOUNTER IN
GETTING A LIVING.
Maidens from the Country Generally Have
a Hard Time Because They Are Unable
to Give Satisfactory References Advice
to Those at Home.
Of the 100,000 females engaged in various
occupations in New York city a very large
number consists of young women who
have come here from the country near and
far to seek their fortunes. The constantly
wideninp; field of employment for females,
combined with the allurements of city life,
causes a perpetual stream of applicants
from those who are country born. The
numbers of such applicants are far greater
than can be supplied with work.
The story of the various employment
agencies and of the societies that seek to
furnish employment to women is the same
that the field is overcrowded. The num
ber of applicants is so many and the neces
sity for refusal so frequent that the Young
Women's Christian association has been
compelled to adopt and print a circular,
"Almost every attempt to aid those who
reside out of the city has ended In disap
pointment to the applicant, and often
caused the loss of the situation to another
young woman, to whom it might otherwise
have been given. The reasons for this are;
First, that employers greatly prefer to hire
young women who have references from
places in New York city, where they have
been recently employed, in order that em
ployers may be able at once to assure them
selves of the capabilities of the applicants;
nnd second, that employers will not wait
for persons to be sent for who reside out of
Mvn. When the endeavor has lieen made,
the places have generally been filled before
the applicants could reach here, and be
sides the disappointment to the applicants,
the expenses of the journey are all lost.
And even if young women "take board in
New York, the probabilities are that they
will use up all their money before they
succeed in obtaining employment, and per
haps not even secure a place in the end,
because of the preference given by employ
ers to those who have city references as to
their capability. The experience of years
proves that young women can do better
where they reside and are known than to
take chances in this overcrowded city,"
One of the greatest disadvantages for
country girls seeking employment in the
city is the cost of living. Wages which
seem large to the country girl at home
dwindle very milch when compared with
city expenses. There are never enough
boarding houses for these poor girls, for
the prices they are able to pay are often
not sucli as will secure decent accommoda
tion. The Y'oung Women's Christian as
sociation has started a special home for
such girls, with accommodation for about
a hundred, but it has been found necessary
to make it a temporary residence and to
limit the time the occupants arc allowed to
V.UAT TfiXY DQ.
It is with girls, perhaps, more than with
men that the ranks of unskilled labor are
overcrowded. While there are thousands
upon thousands of these country girls who
can sew, t he number of experts is quite
limited. Many of them have no definite
idea of doing any particular kind of work,
but have merely a general notion of becom
ing self supporting iu some way. It is
almost the ruio that they have neither the
capital nor the disposition to serve a proper
apprenticeship to anything. They want to
go to work and earn good wages at once,
unmindful of the strong competition for
There are many country girls of good
families who apply for work in the city for
the winter, intending only to earn pocket
money for the summer. Some of them
have artistic accomplishments that they
turn to advantage in one way und another.
A.wide field for the work of country girls
has ljeen opened by the comparatively mod
ern method of exchanges for women's work,
where products may be sent for sale; but
by far the larger part of country girls look
to the city, and they almost unanimously
prefer almost any work, however poorly
paid, rather thau domestic service. Among
the occupations represented at a woman's
meeting were these: Artists, bookfolders,
bookkeepers, boxmakcrs, candy makers,
carpet sewers, carpet weavers, cashiers,
chair seaters, cigarmakers, clerks, com
panions, copyists, dressmakers, engravers
(wood and metal), feather makers, fiower
makers, fur sewers, gold polishers, hair
dressers, housekeepers, janitresses, ladies'
maids, medical nurses, milliners, mission
aries, musicians, nurses passementerie
makers, photo colorists, proofreaders,
saleswomen, scarfmakers, seamstresses,
silk weavers, spectacle case makers, stenog
raphers, straw workers, students, tailor
esses, teachers, telegraph and telephone
operators, typesetters, typewriters and up
holsterers. Many of these country girls get imposed
upon and have to go to the Working Wom
en's Protective union to get their wages
collected. The lady superintendent says
that many country girls are constantly ap
plying there for work, and the stereotyped
reply by the society is "Stay at home if
possible." One of the latest claims placed
iu the hands of the society for collection
was that of a poor country girl who had
been engaged as a typewriter and stenog
rapher by a clergyman who failed to pay.
There is undoubtedly a considerable num
ber of plucky, clever, hard working young
women who come to New York and make
their way by patient plodding under diffi
culties to profitable employment. They go
about it in a business way. They have no
time for frivolity. They join various socie
ties for mutual improvement. They know
how to study. They take advantage of the
public libraries iid art exhibitions. They
are not afraid to go out unattended by men.
They may lie seen in couples going to the
concert or lecture or church or theatre.
They go along about their business, and
are unmolested. It is a great credit to the
city that so many women are able to t
about the city in the evening without es
corts, so long as their demeanor is decorous.
New York Sun.
Cost of the Garfield Monument.
Mr. Aldrich, managing editor of the
Cleveland Plain Dealer, writes: "The entire
amount expended on the Garfield monu
ment, including grading, sodding, flagging
and general improvements about the site,
was $130,000. Subscriptions amounted to
$134,755, but the interest swelled it to the
required sum. Contract was let Oct. 5,
1885; construction began spring of 1886;
dedicated May 30, 1890."
Aa Good as New.
Sauso Honesty should be the best
Rodd Certainly; but why do you say so?
. Sanso Because it hasn't been used
enough to make it the worse for wear.
An Old Farmer Said to Have Rediscov
ered It in Absolut Perfection.
In a log cabin, about two and one-half
miles from Phillippi, W. Va., lives an old
German farmer, who will some day give to
the world that which will prove the won
der of the Nineteenth century. It seems
that it has been left to the gray learded
old man, Graham II. Homrick. to discover
something which has puzzled the brains of
learned men and scientists for ages past.
The discovery is the art of preserving ani
mal and vegetable substances so either
may be kept without a sign of decay, de
composition or change, but in his efforts
to solve this great problem he has become
to be regarded by many people in this sec
tion of the country as some kind of being
to be avoided, and there are many who will
not go near the log house in which the old
man has ''live dead people" and animals.
Just how Mr. Hamrick conceived the
idea that he could preserve animal and
vegetable matter in its natural state he
does not say; but, after experimenting fot
years he became convinced that he hail not
labored in vain, and he declares, and his
works prove, that he has the art perfected.
Until a short time ago his experiments in
preserving or embalming had been confined
to lower animals and vegetables, and so
successful had ljeen his efforts that he de
termined to test the process on human
He secured permission from the author
ities of the state hospital for the insane to
experiment on two bodies. These were
given into his custody, and in one hout
after he had them in his room he informed
the authorities that they were ready for
examination. The bodies were examined,
and it was found that they had n.it, be?n
mutilated in any way, not a drop of blood
nan iieen tirawn, nor an incision or punc
ture made in them.
Since that time the two bodies have been
continually exposed to the air and all
kinds of climatic changes, but they are
still perfect and lifelike. They are now in
his room lying on a table, looking as natu
ral as when living. The blood in the veins
can be plainly seen standing out iu bluish
black lines where vessels are superficial.
In the same room are embalmed cats,
dogs, fowls, rabbits, fawns and othet
things all as natural as life. Sticking
about in corners and on rough shelves
these "ornaments" give the room the ap
pearance of a museum. Those who havs
ventured into the home of the farmer have
lieen amazed at the sight. Mr. Hamrick is
plain and frank, with only a moderate ed
ucation, but he has been too shrewd tc
give the slightest idea of his process.
However, he does not hesitate to say that
his process consists of applying a fluid, the
ingredients of which can be found in al
mcst any general country store, and that
the whole thing is so simple a child could
use it. This assertion is doubted by gen
tlemen who have given the matter years of
He positively refuses to claim more pow
er in his process than he can prove by past
experiment to belong to it. ,
The home of this .queer old man is evet
open to those who wish to visit him.
There are those who dread him and his
humble cabin because they fear the dead
and on account of his association with the
embalmed cr mummified animals and bod
ies. It is almost impossible to get negroes
to go near his cabin.
The learned doctors of this country are
not alone iu recognizing him and his secret
in a proper way. The lioyal Scientific as
sociation of France has made him an hon
orary member aud given him a certificate ol
life membership aud a solid gold medal as
a token of the esteem in which they hold
him for making it possible for the people
of this age no longer to speak of the "lost
art" of embalming. Cor. AVnAington
An Cnfortunato M intake.
A young gentleman had an engagement
with the daughter of a prosperous citizen
to attend t he t heater. The young lady sug
gested that they use the family carriage,
nnd the gallant was too polite to decline.
On the morning of the engagement the
young lady asked her father to please stop
iu Mr. Bowersox's office and inquire where
he wanted the carriage to call for him.
The kindly old gentleman did so. He
stepped in the oflice, and calling to the
young man, said:
"I want to see you about that carriage."
"Wait a moment," said the youth, evi
dently agitated. He laid down his pen,
and coming from behind the desk led his
visitor'into a far corner aud continued: "I
can't settle that just now, as I am deacedly
hard up. I'll fix it by the middle of tne
month, dead sure."
"What do you mean?" said the old gen
tleman. "Why, ain't you the collector for the
Gouge 'em Transfer company.''
"No, I'm not. I'm Miss Bondholder's
father, aud " ant to know where my car
riage is to be sent for you tonight ?"
He weut to the theater in the carriage,
but he did not enjoy it much. Louisville
Various KxprcHsions for Long Distances.
The measures of long distances have
varied widely at different times aud with
different nations, to say nothing of the
comparisons used iu different sections of
our country. For instance:
The Jews said, "from Dan to Uecrsheba."
The Persians say, "from Medina to
The Kng'i.sh say, "from Laud's L'nd to
John o' Groat's."
The Yankee says, "from Maine to
The southerner says, "froiu Florida to
The Sucker and Hoosiersays, 'from the
great lakes to the gulf."
The South American says, "from the
Isthmus to the Horn."
In Louisiana they say, "from New Or
leans to Pittsburg."
In California the common expression is,
"from Altaville to Pilot Knob." Chicago
Beating the Egc Tariff.
Since the duty on eggs has been the rule
many devices have been thought of for
manufacturing them. The idea of a No
gales man is, however, the only feasible
scheme up to date. His proposition is to
feed hens on the cheap grain of Mexico
and have them lay in the United States.
For this purpose a long building will be
placed on the line, half in Mexico und half
in the United States. They will feed and
water in tb'i Mexican end. and when they
want to lay they go to the farther end of
the building, and in that way escape pay
ing the duty. The projector of this enter
prise came from Maine. Tombstone Pros
pector. Some Musical Instruments.
Rob The most wonderful organ I ever
saw was the property ot a private gentle
man. It had nearly a hundred stops.
Richard The most wonderful organ I
evtif saw was the property of a widow. It
I was her tongue, and it had no stops nt alL
We have just
5?" We invite everybody
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Our Spring Stock of Ladies fine and medium
priced Oxfords are now ready for
Our Oxfords are first-class; our prices are from
25 to 30 per cent cheaper than elsewhere.
Our stock speaks for itself.
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If il r TlMC'C Teaches it etndenu
lALtLllltw trade anT then starts
BCHOUL UJf Bend for eircnlars.
T T I TG B I DU V valkntinb brob.,
I E.LLUKHI ill
received the first shipment of
FOR THE EARLY-
Spring season of
to call and examine them.
The Pioneer Clothier and Hatter,
115 and 117 West Second Street, DAVENPORT, IA.
Old Reliable Shoe
J. T. DIXOJST,
And Dealer in Mens' Fine Woolens.
1706 Second Avenue.
our new stock of
1622 Second Avenue-