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There's a good deal of
guarantee business in the store
keeping ot to-day. it's too
fcxcessive. 100 reluctant.
Half the time it means noth-
n(T vvuiuo vu.y ivurus.
IU.- -f !
This oner to retund the
Inoney, or to pay a reward, is
nade under tne nope tnat you
won't want your money back,
and that you won't claim the
reward. Of course.
So. whoever is noncst m
baking it, and works not on
,s own reputation alone, but
Ghrouch the local dealer whom
Ivou know, must have some-
hin he has xaitn in back ot
he guarantee. The business
.voukin't stand a year with-
What is lacking is confi-
lacking is that clear honesty
which is above the "average
Dr. Pierce's medicines are
uiiiv:Ucd to accomplish what
Liey are mitjiiueu 10 ao, ana
heir makers give tne money
:ack if the result isn't ap-
Doern't it strike you that
: medicine which the makers
ave so much confidence in,
i the medicine for you ?
i:;.i";Ttov. :hthegeogrfhOfth:s couNTnyv.ULoeTAii
L'ji.E is;oswoti fr:m a study of this map of the
pi, Bock Islanl & Pad By,-
I'irrrt Foi:j- n an J from Chicago, Jo'iot, Ottawa,'
-r.x La Mohoe, Back Island, in ILLINOIS;
t(!- J!'at.n, Ottutnwa, (nkaloosa, Dct
!n;j, v. iti'iTiot. Audubon, Harlan and Council
In i.iWA: MmtiPapolis and St. Faul, in MDT-
nsi'TA; Waternwn and Sioux Falls, in DAXOTA ;
aerr.n. acii Kansas Citjr. in MISSOURI;
r:ifca. L'TV'lri. F.airhurrnnd Vltnn n vmn ct- .
"tic, Lpavpnw. rtli, Horton. Topeka, Uutchinson!
chin. Ii, llPvill, Abilene, Dodge City, Caldwell, in
ANAS: Kir.i:li-hir. TA RrniAinri Mlt,.A in tv-t.t 4 v
-P.P.:TuI:Y: Iietiver. Colorado Springs and Pueblo.
l')UiKln. Tr.irerws new areas of rich farming
J jrszinr lan.is. affmline the best fn?illtit nf int.,.
s.anica!lon to all towns nnd citlm it , wn..
nhw: ana southwest of Chicago and to Pacinc and
VESTIBULE EXPRESS TRAINS
aJir.j ali cnmnetltorj In nlemlni. r,r .
t'Wffn Cmr.AfiO and DES MOIXES. COUXCIt
.- m.i ar.d iMAHA, and between CHICAGO and
--tn, rcu.RADO SPRINGS and PCEBLO. via
1 ni JOI'EKA and via ST. JOSEPH.
U. sad r;1!are Sleepers, with Dining Car Service.
comifcti..ns at Denver and Colorado Springs with
raiitvay lines, now forming too new and
TRANS-ROCKY MOUNTAIN ROUTS
vr wfi'K .t.i . . . .
fEHOtGH WITHOUT CHANGE to and from Salt
MjieCity, Odlen and San Fwclsco. THE EOCK
' nTVi e direct ana Favorite Line to and
- ...u.u.u. rite s Peak and all other sanitary and
rewruandcltiea and mining districts in Colorado.
DAILY FAST EXPRESS TRAINS
t-rS.f1; Jowph anA Kanw City to and from all im-
, -'".imesana sections in Southern Xebraska,
F " 1 .uuiau ierruory. Also via Ai.llh.KT
tt t K3" Cit7 ""d Chicago to Water-
n ...in. nii.xjtAfuus and ST. FAUIi.
.v., ,r an points north and northwest between
-tuxes and the lnn,. .
' 1 "' v muv.
Tickets, Mapi. Folden, or desired information
unupnn itcjcc: Office in the United State
f- ST. JOHN,
Genl Tkt. Si Pass. Agt,
TiTILli be under the supervision of the
1' Burlincrrj-m norine Ponlds Northern
failway. v. J. MORRISON, Manager, and
u b open for the reception of guests
1 otn in each year, visitors will una
- firSt-ClRRa 1 alt -.e lea onnnfnfinBn
"n supplied with iraa, hot and cold
' ater baths, electric bells and all modern
"Provements. eteam laundry, billiard
ails, bowling alley, eta. and positively
ee from annoyance by znosqultos.
ROUND-TRIP EXCURSION TICKETS
FU1 be placed on sale at the commence-
r""- 01 tourist season by the Burlington.
r napios & Northern Kauway ana
r' " its connecting lines at low rates to
F.e following points: Spirit Lake, Iowa;
r"""iue, Minneapolis, be. jravu ana
rse Minnetonka, Minnesota; Lake 8u
f'nor nointB: -VAiiowatona Park and
ma in Colorado.
Writ, rA. a DAMaAi'
F General Ticket and Paoaenerer Affent,
Kapida. Iowa; for botel rates to
c J- MORRiaON, Manager. Spirit Lake.
r' IVES. 1. E. HAMNEOAN.
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I . a mm Bai B MO ai mm
PLUCK AND INDUSTRY.
:areer of miss seymour and her
Ktae Ha Achieved a Good Deal lu welve
a a Pioneer in a Nei
tine of Work for Women How the Work
Has Prospered Story of Her life.
T)wr .11 J.
ne woman whose name is
now most closely connected with the type
xmter as a means of enabling girls to ob
1 am a living is Miss Mary F. Seymour, who
iency tj-pe writers consUntlj
mployed upon salary, with from five tc
lifty others on piece work. Miss Seymom
1.8s been in business in New York foi
twelve years, and besides business snccess
l.as achieved disUnction as the first woman
liotary whose appointment was recognized
ts valid in this state, and as the successful
"" , pnwisneror The Business Wom
ns Journal, a most successful publica
tion, now in its second year. I found Miss
Seymour the other day in one of her three
effices , where, amid the clatter and tinkle
cr half a dozen typewriters. Miss Seymom
t aiu roe the story of howsho
I nsiness for herself.
"I began business as a stenographer and
1 iw reporter," she said, "fifteen years ago,
and practiced that alone before I wentinto
t rpewriting. 1 started a business both in
-ew lork and in New Jersey. My mother
une ptmanthropist, and I was
t rought up to do a great deal of benero-
i. in, work., ana in that way, I suppose,
-q.urea some executive ability. I began
j mmuiscnooi nrst to support myself,
but n was unpleasant work and I wanted
ft yet out 01 it.
GOT A STAKT.
T llQ.l f-l 1 .! .
-"uomnrawuu empioveu an expert
w oman stenographer in New York, and he
ajvisedme to take up stenography. At
that time stenographers charged high
v in-.-,, .is mere were comparatively few
g ou cues, ana she was earning a good in
li. me. i went to her when 1 thought I
k lew enough for practical work, and she
.i i-uttni to me some legal notes. When I
u.-uugut oacK tne copy she laughed. It
was very much out of the proper form, but
ii u na accurate.
"I worked with her for some time just
fc r the experience, and had hopes of a part-ni-rship
some day, but we separated be
ef use I would not work on Sunday I
went to Mr. Munson, the well known sten
ojTapher, for employment, and tried a
great many offices in Xew York. Then I
tcok to reporting lectures for the newspa
pers, which filled up some of my time while
w iiting for something better.
"There was a lawyer in Jersey City w ho
h:id lieeu counsel for a relative of mine in
a suit lor which he got a $10,000 fee, and 1
called upon him. He said he would dictate
to uie a New Jersey law naner. and if I wc
successful in that I could have all the work
of the office.
"People outside of the profession do not
know that writing shorthand and reading
it are two separate Qualifications. Th
laxyer dictated the paper to me, and I
tojk it down without any difficulty. 1
Wi'nt home. Of ail the abstruse artrl rnm.
pl.cated documents a New Jersey law na-
pc r is, I think, the worst. That eveninsr I
at tempted to read my notes.
SOME IIAKD TASES.
"Fortunately for niv future career mv
brother was a lawyer. I called him to the
re ue. Through his assistance I present
ed to the lawyer a very accurate copy of
the paper and secured a desk there, finally
obtaining so much work that I employed
tw o young men to assist me. I was fas-
ciliated with the work and often sat up all
ni ht in order not to break a promise about
delivering my notes.
'I remember one instance where I
worked two nights and three days, with
three stenographers to help me, without
sleeping at all, except for little naps, and
txdng but a few minutes for meals, in or
der to get some papers ready for a certain
tine. When I first saw the advertisement
of the typewriter I thought stenographers
were doomed. I examined the machine.
an i after that felt no fear in regard to its
competition. I saw that it would be a val
"In 1880 1 was offered desk room in the
ofi.ee of Judge Pratt, of New York. I was
tinid about facing the publicity of a large
oil ce full of men, and decided to wait for
orders and work at home. About three
months' experience in waiting for work
an 1 getting little cured me of my folly and
satisfied me that a businesswoman must
ad ipt herself to business rules. I then
opened a little office of my own on Broad
way and started the typewriting business
by writing out my own notes on the ma
4 1 was the first law reporter who made a
pnictice of doing this in New York. Short
ly before I started my office I met a young
lacy who had been brought ud in luxury
and who had been thrown unon her own
resources. She attempted teaching and
failed. She tried many other things, and
evi nwent into a factory, working for three
do.lars a week.
HOW HFH UfSIXESS HAS GBOWS.
It was the knowledge of this girl's ex
perience that partly induced me to start a
business in which I could employ others.
Af r buying my typewriter I sent word to
thU young lady, and she, after practicing
on the machine, was the first one I em
ployed in my business. Another girl whom
i mployed to run on errands began to
pn ctice on the machine and I taught her
alsi. She was about fifteen or sixteen
yet rs old at that time. The first of these
yoiuig ladies now earns $1,000 a year in a
lare law ouce, and the second is consid
ers 1 one of the experts of New York, and
is raid a still higher salary.
G radually my business increased so that
I found it almost impossible to carry out
my original intention, which was to do
perfect work. Women have been so often
accused of inaccuracy and unbusinesslike
halnts that I meant to show something
difl erent. Finally I had to start a train
ing school in order to get competent as
sistants. I introduced an employment
bm-ean branch in my business and con
ducted it on the principle that I would get
places only for those who had passed an
examination and been found competent.
'Today I suppose we have in New York
about 2,000 women earning a living by work
in offices which formerly fell to young
me a, and there is no part of my business
the t has afforded me so much satisfaction
as the instruction department. I have had
the pleasure of seeing young ladies who
have come here with no ideas of business
now occupying positions of trust in some
of t he largest firms in this city.
Jinny of them are earning from fifteen
tolwenty dollars a week and one has a
eal iry of (2,000 a year. When I began
but inees all women were considered more
or lass unfit for downtown work. I find
now that there is more demand for young
wonen than for young men as stenog
rat hers. This is one partly to the fact
the t they work cheaper, bnt in many in
stances employers tell me that they con
eid ir women more trustworthy and more
iixuy to swytnaa young men." jnbw
xotK nor. Uharieston .News-Courier.
THE DEXTER CATTLE.
Peculiarities or a Breed bat Little Knows
by the Public
The Dexters, like the Kerrys, aro na
tives of the far southwest of Ireland,
where their picturesqneness and excepl
tionally good dairy qualities secure for
A TYPICAL DEXTER COW.
mem well deserved appreciation. The
exact origin of the Dexter strain is some
what uncertain, but the best accepted
ineory is mat they have been bred in
and-in from one or two particular snwi.
mens of the Kerry without admixture of
loreign blood. Mr. Martin J. Sutton
was one of the earliest English fanciers
ot these beautiful little animals, the first
to take a prize at shows in England
The Dexter differs from the Kerry in
being short in the legs and somewhat
x...-! lu luo uone. meir neaua are
shorter and wider: the horns not nni-
formly like the Kerry, but often a little
arooping; level wide backs, deep chests
and thighs in fact, in horn and shape.
immawite ouorxnorn. inev are
equally hardy and as good milkers as the
Kerry, but while not so adapted for
mountain climbing are much moresr.:t.i
ble for meat producing, and are likelv to
become a favorite dairy cow. The Dex
ter color is either black or red, with more
or less white on the udder and under the
The Uest Rearm.
Bean growers are not agreed as to the
best variety. Certain kinds are un
doubtedly better for certain soils and
methods of culture than others, and
which kind would be the best for any
particular field cannot be told without a
full knowledge of the cirenmstances.
A comparatively new sort, the Burliu-
gamo Medium, is very early, hardy and
prolific, having been known to yield at
the rate of forty-two bushels to the acre.
The Scofield or early marrow pea is the
most popular sort in western New York.
and is rapidly becoming so in the bean
growing districts of Michigan and the
vi-cst. These are the earliest sorts to
ripen and do not require as much room
as the others, twenty-four to twenty
eight inches being the common distance.
Medium and white marrows are stronger,
growing a little later, and require mora
The white kidney has the largest vine
and is the latest to mature. The prolific
tree bean, which has been extensively
advertised as so uncommonly prolific, is
very late, and I have never known of a
profitable crop of that variety. Of the
colored field beans, the China red eyes
and the yellow eyes are early, very hardy
ana easily grown. The turtlesoun is
larger vineel and late, anl both it and
the still larger and late red kidney some
times give enormous yields, but are very
unreliable. All the colored beans at
times command a very high price and
other years are quite unsalable., so that
with these varieties we are apt to loso
one great advantage of the bean crop
that is, a ready sale. Considering all
things, the early marrow pea is probably
the safest variety for an experimental
crop, cays a Michigan farmer.
Surcessful Corn Crowing.
At the ITinois experiment station.
where corn culture has been for several
years a subject of observation, planting
at about one inch in depth has been fol
lowed by larger crops, on the average.
than deeper planting. Corn planted at
the rate of one kernel every twelve inches,
in rows 3 feet 8 inches apart, gave a larger
average yield of grain than when planted
either thicker or thinner. Better results
were obtained from planting in hills than
in drills, apparently because in hill cul
ture the corn could be kept cleaner. No
appreciable benefit has been derived from
frequent cultivation nor from cultiva
tion after the ordinary time. For three
years the yield has been increased to the
extent of one-fourth bv shallow cultiva
tion. No practical benefit was received
from the use of commercial fertilizers.
The increased yields from the use of
stable manure probably repaid the cost
of the application and left some profit.
Selection of Ecs" for Hatching
It rays to select eggs for hatching be
yond knowing that these are fresh and
fertile, especially in regard to size. Eggs
for incubation ought neither to be too
small nor too large for any variety.
What is wanted is the average size from
the lest layers of the breed desired.
Smooth, hard surfaced eggs are to bo
preferred over the wrinkled ones or those
with indentations. Some of our fanciers
make a point of selection as regards the
color, while othera think this unimpor
At the Michigan experiment station
the best varieties of green corn for suc
cession tnere prove to be Corv, Crosby,
Concord, Stabler and Golden Coin.
From the Connecticut station comes
the report that "cotton hull ashes of the
best quality are the cheapest source of
potash, free from chlorides, to be found
in our markets."
The corn crop of 1890 was the smallest
reported in nine years in proportion to
the population, as the previous one was
the largest. As stated by Statistician
Dodge, the reduction is about 30 per cent.
The percentage of the wheat crop of
1890 remaining in the hands of growers
is, according to the department report,
less by 15 per cent, than the average of
the previous ten years and less by 33 per
cent, than the reserve following the big
crop of 1884.
For early potatoes plant early varieties.
such as Burpee's Early, Early Sunrise,
Early Ohio, etc. ,TJse large seed pieces.
The scale lice on the bark of your fruit
trees will soon hatch out, aud when they
do be ready for them. Wash the trees
with soap and water or use whitewash
with ashes. Be sure and do it "on time."
We have just received the first shipment of our new stock ot
-FOR THE EARLY-
Spring season of 1891.
ESfWe invite everybody to call and examine them.
The Pioneer Clothier and Hatter,
115 and 117 West Second Street, DAVENPORT, IA.
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 stcck speaks for itself.
WE GIVE YOU $ I FOR$l!
The Old Reliable Shoe House,
CARSE & CO,
1622 Second Avenue
v Imparts militant transparency to f he ftkin. '
mare, ail puitptas. fretklu xi diocolorariaiu. fr'ac
ale by U flrft-uiiwi Orninrt f, or mailed (or ) eta.
In atanipa by
VAULTIEE'S tarSSf 'tu.ta5
umntn railroad eotrioe.
Send for circulars.
J. T. TDIXOJST,
And Dealer in Mens Fine Woolens.
1706 Second Avenue.
m1 Ow l tor t. aT ilt m rm