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A peculiar fact with refer
ence to Dr. Pierce's Gold an
Medical Discovery is, that,
unlike sarsaparillas and other
blood medicines, which are
said to be good for the blood
in March, April and May, the
"Discovery" works equally
well all the year round, a:id
in all cases of blood-taints or
humors, no matter what thciir
name or nature.
It's the cheapest blood-
Why? Because it's scld
on a peculiar plan, and yau
only pay for the good you
Can you ask more?
" Golden Medical Disco v
ery " is a concentrated vege
table extract, put up in lare
bottles; contains no alcohol
to incDriate, no syrup or
sugar to derange
is pleasant to the
equally good for
The " Discovery " cures all
Skin, Scalp and Scrofulous
affections, as Eczema, Tetter,
Salt-rheum, Fever-sores, White
Swellings, Hip - joint disease
and kindred ailments.
UNACQUAINTED WITH THE GEOGRAPHY OF THIS COUNTRY Will CCTA1H
HUGH VALUABLE INFORMATION FROM A STUCY OF THIS MAP OF THE
Cllcap, EoclJaiJ & Pacific Ef,
The Inrect P.ou c- to and from Chicaro, Jollct, Ottti
I ccna. La S.Me, Moliue, r.ock Island, in 1LLISC
Tavenp"rt, Muic&tine, Ottuiawa, Oskaloosa,
Jlnhipj, Vint"r(t, Audubon, llurlnn anil Coa
fluffs, in HiWA : Minneapolis and St. Paul, in M
sESOTA; WariTtown and Sious Falls, in DAKO
Ciinnron, Jnsifli and Kansas Citv, !n MISSOU
Omaha, Lincoln, Fairlmrv and Nelson, in XEBUASI
AtcMsnn, Leavenworth, Ilorton, Totwka. Ilutcbin'
V irliita, licllpvillc, Abilene, Dodge Cltr. Caldwell
KANSAS: Kindlier, El Reno nud Minco, in IXDI
TLUIUTOnV; Ienvir, Colorado Springs and Fuc
ir. COLOKADo. Traverses new areas of rich farn
and rraziiig laiM-i, affording the best facilities of in
i iiumunicaiion tn all towns and cities east and
n-jnlnvcst and southwest of Chicago dud to ra?ic
VESTIBULE EXPRESS TRAINS
L'ni'.ins all eimpotltors in splendor of equipment,
l-finwn CHICAGO and PES MOIXES. COU2fi.1L
BLUFFS and OMAHA, and between CHICAGO and
PLVVrn, COLORADO srT.IXGS and PUEBLO, via
KANSAS CITY and TGPEKA and via ST. JOSEl-IT.
rirt-Class Dav Coaches, FREE RECTJXIXO CILUE
CALS, and 1'alare Sleepers, with Billing Car Service.
CioM.- coiincvtiims at Denver and Colorado Springs 1th
ihverplnc railway lines, now forming the new :iud
TRANS-ROCKT MOUNTAIN ROUTS
Over which rapnrbly-equipped trains ran di;ily
TniiOUGII WITHOUT CHANGE to and from Halt
Lake City, Ogden and San Fncisco. THE ROCK
INLAND is al-o the Direct ana Favorite Line to and
from Manitou, Tike's Peak and all other sanitary i.nd
scenic resortsandcities and mining districts In Colon do.
DAILY FAST EXPRESS TRAINS
From St. Joseph and Kansas City to and from all -m-Tortant
towns, cities and sections in Southern Kebra- ka,
Kansas and the Indian Territory. Also via ALBE RT
LEA EOUTE fiom Knnu City and Chicago to Wa er
town. Sioux Falls, MINNEAPOLIS and ST. rA'JX.
connecting for all points north and northwest between
the lakes and the Pacific Coast.
For Tickets, Slaps, Folders, or desired information
apply to any Coupon Ticket Office in the United St itea
or Canada, or address
E. ST. JOHN, JOHN SEBASTIAN,
Genl Manager, Gcnl Tkt. & Pass. Agt,
CHIC A SO. ILL.
NORTH SHORE fell
TTTTLL, be under the supervision of the
W Burlington. Cedar Rapids 62 Northeu
Railway. W. J. MORRISON, Manager, and
will be open for the reception of erueets
June 1 5th In each year. Visitors will find
Is first-class in all of its appointmem s,
beingr supplied with (ras, hot and coid
water baths, electric bells and all modem
Improvements, steam laundry, blllia-d
halls, bowling: alley, etc, and positive :y
tree from annoyance by znosqultos.
ROUND-TRIP EXCURSION TICKETS
will be placed on sale at the commence
ment of tourist season by the Burlingtoa,
Cedar Rapids & Northern Railway ai d
all of Its connecting lines at low rates o
the following points: Spirit Lake, low i;
Waterville, Minneapolis, Bt Paul at d
Lake Mlnnetcnka. Minnesota; Lake S l
perior points; Yellowstone Park aid
points In Colorado. ,
Write for "A Midsummer Paradise " -o
the General Ticket and Passenger Aget t,
Cedar Rapids. Iowa; for hotel rates o
W. J. MORRISON. Manager, Spirit Lake.
C. J. IVES. I. E. HANNEGAN,
r'taad-tSp't. 1 XUsat and fWl "
THE BARGE .OFFICE EYR
DETECTS PHYSICAL IMPERFECTIONS
It AIho Iok Out for People Who Are
Insane or Idiotic Poor Foreigner Are
Subjected to Kitil Iiramination Be
fore Ilciug Allovi-od to Land.
Few immigrants w hose mental or phys
ical conditiou prohibits them from landing
go through the portal-j of tho bare offlce
without being found out. The system of
inspection which ends there begins at the
port from which the immigrant sails. Just
after lioarding the steamship he is exam
ined in a cursory way by the ship's sur
geon or an assistant. As the steamship
companies pay for the support of every de
barred immigrant pending decision in his
case, and are compelled to take him back
free of charge, it is to their interest to have
none but steerage passengers who are
mentAlly and physically sound.
By taking a first or second cabin passage
an immigrant may evade the final rigid
inspection at the barge office, and get into
Uncle Sam's dominions merely to become
a charge in the future. This is possible, be
cause cabin passengers, even though they
may intend to settle in the United States,
are not subjected to any examination, save
one of the most perfunctory sort, either
before or after landing at the piers of the
Since the federal government assumed
charge of the landing of immigrants no
cases of contagious disease have been dis
covered by the barge oflire physicians.
Health OIhcer William M. Smith general
ly manages to End out at Quarantine,
where he or his assistant boards every in
coming vessel from a foreign port, whether
or not there is contagion on her.
If the disease is not a virulent one, like
smallpox, yellow fever or cholera. Dr.
Smith sends a cipher dispatch to Dr. li. M.
Guiteras, chief of the b.irge office staff,
telling him how many patients he may ex-f-ett,
the nature of their disease and what
ship they arrived on. The ship's physician
frequently discovers the disease on the
voyage and has the patients isolated in the
ship's hospital. If they uro children, with
measles, scarlet fever or diphtheria, they
are transferred from the ship to the immi
grant barge, where they are kept in a
closed room apart from the other immi
grants. After all the barge's well passengers have
been landed the iil ones are taken off and
put into the barge office contagion ward.
They are there examined, and if the diag
nosis of Dr. Smith is confirmed the pa
tients are sent to the reception hospital at
the foot of East Sixteenth street, where the
health department takes charge of them.
Smallpox patients are sent directly from
quarantine to Xqrth Brother island.
Foreign municipalities overburdened
with paupers have a habit of shifting the
responsibility for their support on Untie
Sam. They are cunning enough to send
only those whose incapacity cannot be eas
ily detected. It is to Had these that Dr.
Guiteras and his assistants go out on the
stone pier nearly every day in the year and
watch the immigrants as they descend the
gangplank from the immigrant barges.
Only a few of those who are detained for
more thorough examination than is possi
ble at the foot of the gangplank, down
which the home seekers come in swift pro
?siou, aro Cnally excluded.
Tiecrepit men or women, whose labored
;ait gem rally gives them away, are always
ietair.ed until they or their relatives give
assurance in the substantial form of a foOO
bond that they will not become a charge on
CC07 TEs m:i:ied.
An immlsraut with a glass eye is invari
ably held not to pay duty on "his eye, but
to allow the doctors to make a careful ex
amination of his real eye to see if it is like
ly to last. Several immigrants with glass
eyes have been sent back since the federal
government took charge of immigration
at this port because the sight of their re
maining eyes was so poor that their ability
to support themselves was a question of
only a few months.
A immigrant with that form of disease
called locomotor ataxy, the symptoms of
which resemble paralysis of the lower
limbs, is usually discovered by his shuffling
gait. The deaf and dumb are not detected
at the gangplank. They are found out by
the registry clerks, who alwdys ask ques
tions requiring verbal responses.
After running the gauntlet of practiced
eyes at the foot of the gangplank the pro
cession of immigrants passes under the in
spection of Dr. A. D. Mewborn as it flies
past the registry clerks on the second floor
of tho building. Dr. Mewborn has the ob
servant eye of an artist to assist him in
singling out those who are mentally un
sound. He not infrequently takes pencil
sketches of those whom he detains. His
point of observation is sometimes a chair
placed on top of a table in the fenced in
cisure, where detained persons are cross
questioned by the barge office officials.
There are two narrow passage ways on
cither side of this inclosure, and through
these the immigrants march in single file
into the land of opportunity, or to the pen
for the prohibited back of and to the west
of the inclosure. It happens sometimes
that a deaf and dumb immigrant with a
trade convinces his examiners that ho is
just as ublo to take care of himself as any
of his fellow voyagers, and he is permitted
It is not difficult to detect imbeciles or
idiots, but the sharpest observation is
necessary to discover deranged persons,
who show no palpable physical symptoms
of their malady, and who answer all ques
tions coherently. In such cases the physi
cians note the expression of tbe-eyesrond
If they indicate abberatiou the Immigrant
Js held for further examination. Within
a few days he usually shows by his actions
whether or not he is demented.
Immigrants afflicted with dropsy of the
head, called by the doctors hydrocephalus,
the sign of which is an abnormally large
head, are debarred as a rule. A half wit
ted immigrant thus afflicted was allowed
to kind a few months ago in charge of his
father because he was more than able to
He was an Italian carver and .turner of
rare skill. Specimens of his handiwork
that he brought with him in his tool chest
were marvels of harmonious and intricate
design. His father said that he expected
his son to earn five dollars a day in Ameri
ca, New York Sun.
A neighbor's family received news the
other day of the arrivul of a new conain to
be added to the group of two little cousins
in a dUtaut town. At night when little
Ted cauic to saying his prayers, feeling like
throwing the mantle f his blessing over
all his connections, he prayed something as
follows, "O Dod, peas bcess Cot and Bessie
and and de odder 'ittle kid." Water
THE AliGUB. MONDAY. MAY 4. 1891.
HE CRAWLED THROUGH.
Mr. rt.CE iid It In Two Minutes and a
Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Boggs were in
volved in a heated discussion as to the
width of a pane of glass broken out of
the south window of their kitchen.
"That pane of glass," said Mr. Boggs
resolutely, "is big enough to throw a
cow through by the horns; it is twenty
inches wide by twenty-one."
"And I know," Mrs. Boggs retorted,
"that it isn't a bit over one foot wide,
and hardly that."
So, instead of adjusting their quarrel
by measuring the casement, they argued
until Mr. Boggs offered to buy Mrs. B.
the best silk dress in town if he failed to
cra wl through the empty casement within
"You'll just get stuck fast, Hugo, and
m have to call in the neighbors to saw
you out," wailed his wife; "see if you
"Nonsense, woman; 111 be through be
fore you can wink."
Just at this point little Willy, who was
sobbing as the result of a recent cellar
interview with his father, crept quietly
out the house.
Boggs stripped himself of coat and
vest, and from a perch on a soap box
began to wriggle through the window.
He was right about the size of the open
ing, and everything went on nicely until
he undertook to rest himself by placing
his hands on the cellar door, which, un
der ordinary circumstances, was situated
directly beneath this window, abor.t twe
feet down. In this extraordinary case
the doer had been carefully folded back
by parties unknown.
Boggs reached out wildly for it and
missed. His 250 pounds had started
earthward, however, and nothing could
head him off.
"Bet yon two to one dad wins, moth
er!" shouted little Willie from a seat on
the line fenee.
"Stop him, Willie, stop him!" shrieked
"Not much! Think I'm goin' t' inter
fere in a square race? Go it, dad; you're
"Bump! bump! smash!" Mr. Boggs
"O-o-o-h! Tin sure Hugo's killed,"
sobbed Mrs. Boggs.
"Two minutes 'n thirty-two seconds,''
said little Willie, thrusting his birthday
watch into Lis hip pocket. New York
An Exported Guest.
Mrs. McLuck My darter Sally said
there was a gentleman wanted to see
me, so I come right down 'thout stoppin'
to fix up, 'cause I s'pose y'r carriage is
waitin"; but I just want to say, furst off,
thet the report in the morning papers
about us fulling heir to a fortune was
published 'thout my consent; and the
fact is, we hain't got the money yet; and
we can't accept any invites to balls an'
parties an' receptions an' things for a
month yet at least. You're Mr. Astor
bilt, ain't youV Or beggin' y'r pardon
mebby y'r Mister McUalluster:"
Stranger (a man who understands his
business) Um! I see I see how it is,
madam. You wish a little time to to
mourn the death of the wealthy relative;
of course, of course. I er really didn't
suppose you were quite ready to attend
the er brilliant social functions, but
I just dropped in for a friendly chat;
and, by the way, here is something 1
brought with me something which all
the ladies of the Four Hundred are
using, and it occurred to me that you
would like to buy one or more, so I ei
brought 'em along. Here they are,
madam our new patent Ebony-iron
Last-Forever Frying Pan, only fifty
cents, or three for a dollar. New York
TUe Shad SeKSou.
Waiter I expect you to pay in ad
vance. Guest What do you mean, sir!
Waiter No offense, sir, whatever, but
the last gentleman who ate shad here got
a bone in his throat and died without
paying, and the boss took it out of my
wages. Texas Siftings.
An Object of Curiosity.
"This, my son," he said to his little
boy at the dime museum, "is the arm
less wonder. He writes with his toes,
and eats with a knife and fork held be
tween" his toes. Wonderful, is it not?"
"Say, pop, ask him how he scratches
his back." New York Recorder.
The Betort Courteous.
"Is the resterauteur in?" inquired a
gentleman of the cashier of a down town
"No, sir; he's gone to the butcherau
teur's," was the reply. Detroit Free
Ob, Strike the Lyre!
"Oh, strike the lyre!" Thompson roared.
And into tales poetic soared.
Of wild adventures, weird and rare;
The snake toned down by grizzly bear.
The buffaloes that tossed and gored.
The alligators at the ford
These hunters always hunt abroad.
At home they blow a loud fanfare.
And strike the lyre.
So Thompson told, and maids adored;
But men the stale old lies abhorred.
Each manly eye betrayed a glare,
- Each manly Up held back a ewear.
They rose, and then with one accord
They struck the liar.
We have just
C"We invite everybody
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.
WE GIVE YOU $ I FOR$l !
The Old Reliable Shoe House,
CARSE & CO,
1622 Second Avenue
Impart a itilllam truuparem'y to tilt ricia. ito
i mom 1 pintpies, frwi:ie ik1 Uu-coloracicmft. For
sale by cm nn-t-ciiudrutrjxi-ta. of tu&ued ( jr ctt
u ri TiyClQ Teaches iunudenu
fALCLIlRL W trade uH then starts
crtxrrY rv them In railroad aerrioe,
bCHOUL OF geoj for cir.niart.
1 CI CCD1DUV VALENTINE BROH.,
ItlLDRnrni tt-ttjAHMTILM. wu.
received the first shipment of our
-FOR THE EARLY-
Spring season of
to call and examine them.
The Pioneer Clothier and Hatter,
115 and 117 West Second Street, DAVENPORT, IA.
J. T. T3IXOJST,
And Dealer in Mens Fine Woolens.
1706 Second Avenue.
new stock of