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THE AltGUB, MONDAY, MAY 1 1 , 1891
Let's reason together.
Here's a firm, one of the
largest the country over, the
world over ; it has grown, step
by step, through the years to
oreatness and it sells patent
medicines ! ugh !
Wait a little
This firm pays the news
papers good money (expen
sive work, this advertising!)
to tell the people that they
have faith in what they sell,
so much faith that if they can't
benefit or cure they don't want
your money. Their guarantee
is not indefinite and relative,
but definite and absolute if
the medicine doesn't help,
your money is uon call.'"'
Suppose every sick man
and every feeble woman tried
these medicines and found
them worthless, who would be
the loser, you or they ?
The medicines are Doctor
Tierce's "Golden Medical Dis
covery," for blood diseases,
and his " Favorite Prescrip
tion." for woman's peculiir ills.
If they help toward health,
they cost $1.00 a bottle
each ! If they don't, they
FARM AND GARDEN.
OBSERVATIONS WORTHY OF NOTE
IN RURAL AFFAIRS.
Device for Measuring Land Suggested by
an Ohio Farmer la The Popular Garden
ing as Being Rapid and Approximately
The careful farmer knows to the very
last square yard how much the area of a
certain field is, and knowing, he has no
occasion or excuse for making erroneous
i m:quinted with the geooiuphy of this country y, m obthim
l-JCH VALUABLE INFORMATION FROM A STUOV Of THIS MAP OF THE
SPRING TACK TICKS.
DEVICES FOR MKASURINQ LAND.
statements by esthwitaa. It is not diffi
cult to rapidly and icrTirately measure
a field and know exactly how much it
A rapid but not most accurate method
is illustrated in Fig. 1. A, b, represents
a half rod in distance on the ground, c,
d, representing a pole just long enough to
measure this distance by touching either
end to the ground. The pole is first
touched to the ground at a, then tilted
over without moving the position of the
hand until A touches the ground, thus
measuring the half rod. The length of the
measure will vary as the person is tall or
short. Used in this way, a person does
not have to stop at every measure. Fig. 2
is simply a pair of wooden compasses wit n
legs eight or ten feet long, connected with
a stay rod, so that the points are 8 feet
3 inches apart, measuring half a rod at
a time. The stay rod should be detacha
ble at one end, and there may be other
holes 50 as t set the points at six or
seven feet for laying out raspberry rows,
etc. When not in use it may be folded
up and set in the corner of the barn or
fruit house. It is put together with light
Fig. 3 represents the most accurate and
convenient half roil measure for nearly
level land, there being no chance for
error. It cm be used amonj crrowin''
crops as well as bare ground. It should
CMcap, Eoci Islani & Pacific Ry.,
The Direct Route to aod from Chicago. Joliet, Ottawa,
Feorla, La Salle. Mnline, Rock Island, In ILLINOIS;
Iavenp-rt, Muscatine, Ottuznva, Oskaloosa, Des
M. .tries, Wlnterset. Audubon, Harlun and Council
Bluffs, In IOWA ; Minneapolis and St. Paul. In MIX
KESOTA: Watertown and Sioux Falls, In DAKOTA;
lameron, St. Joseph and Kansas City, in MISSOURI;
Omaha, Lincoln, Falrburr and Nelson, in NEBRASKA ;
Atchison, Leavenworth, Borton, Topeka, Hutchinson.
Whit. Belleville, Abilene, Dodge City, Caldwell. In
KANSAS; KlmrrUher, El Reno and Minco, In INDIAN
TERRITORY: Denver. Colorado Springs and Pueblo,
In COLORADO Traverses new areas of rich fanning
a:,d grazing lands, affording the best facilities of inter
communication to all towns and cities east and west,
northwest and southwest of Chicago and to Pacific and
VESTIBULE EXPRESS TRAINS
L'aling all competitors in splendor of equipment.
r.twecn CHICAGO and DES MOINES, COUNCIL
ELI FFS and OMAHA, and between CHICAGO and
IiCVVER, COLORADO SPRINGS and PUEBLO, via
KANSAS CITY and TOPEKA and via ST. JOSEPH.
Fnv-Class Hay Coaches, FREE RECLINING CHAIR
CARS, and Palace Sleepers, with Dining Car Service.
Close connections at Denver and Colorado Springs with
diverging railway lines, now forming the new and
TRANS-ROCKY MOUNTAIN ROUTE
over which superbly-equipped trains run daily
THROUGH WITHOUT CHANGE to and from Salt
Lake City, Ogden and Ban Fnclaco. THE ROCK
ISLAND Is also the Direct ana Favorite Line to and
from Manitou. Pike's Peak and all other sanitary and
rente resoruanddtiea and mining districts In Colorado,
DAILY FAST EXPRESS TRAINS
From St Joseph and Eansas City to and from all Im
portant towns, cities and sections in Southern Nebraska.
i.ati"as and the Indian Territory. Also via ALBERT
LEA ROUTE from Kansas City and Chicago to Water
t'.wn. Sioux Falls, MINNEAPOLIS and BT. PAUL,
tonnectinng for all points north and northwest between
t:ie lakes and the Pacific Coast.
For Tickets, Maps, Folders, or desired Information
apply to any Coupon Ticket Office in the United States
or Canada, or address
E. ST. JOHN, JOHN SEBASTIAN,
Oenl Manager, . Genl Tkt. & Pass. Agt,
DEVICES FOR MEASURING LAND.
be strong and light and so securely
framed and braced as to make the points
unyielding. When Dot in use it may be
hung on two pegs on the side of a building.
Money and time are often saved in
knowing just how large a field is, espe
cially where seeds are bought to sow it
or plants to plant it. Nothing is quite so
annoying as to have a shortage of a trifle,
especially when a little forethought and
exact knowledge would have prevented it.
Good Counsel for Amateur Beekeepers.
A correspondent in the American Bee
Journal gives this advice to beginners:
Keep things in order in the apiary.
Have your tools, empty hives, sections.
crates, etc., in their respective places,
ready for use in case of need.
Never disturb bees while excited,
neither before nor during a thunder
Btonn, hot windy days, honey dearth
nor while robber bees are bent on pillage.
To avoid bee 6tings, proceed quietly
and with care while working among
your bees, do your work with dispatch,
and have your hive closed before tue
bees become aware that j'ou have been
JJtver work among bees without a
smoker, but use it judiciously and on
proper occasions to keep tneia under
subjection and prevent their anger, but
in case of accidentally upsetting a hive
the spraying of the bees with cold water
will have the effect of quieting them.
When working among them for any
length of time do not think it too much
trouL-le to protect your head and face
with a beeveil. Watch carefully each
hive in your apiary, notice the doings of
each colony of bees, and have a full un
derstanding of their wants and needs,
and vou will seldom have to mourn over
heavy losses and bad luck.
WILL be under the supervision of the
Burltnijton. Cedar Rapids &z Northern
Hallway, W. J. MORRISON, Manager, and
will be open for the reception of erueste
June 15th in each year. Visitors will find
is first-class In all of Its appointments.
being1 supplied with pras, hot and cold
water baths, electric bells and all modern
improvements, steam laundry, billiard
halls, bowlingr alley, etc. and positively
iree from annoyance by moequitoa.
ROUND-TRIP EXCURSION TICKETS
will be placed on sale at the commence
ment of tourist season by the Burlington
Cedar Rapids Ai Northern Railway and
all of its connecting lines at low rates to
the following points: Spirit Lake, Iowa
Water-villa. Minneapolis. St. Paul anC
Lake MinnntrnirA.- Minnesota: Lake Su
perior DOlnts: Yellowstone Park anC
Points In nnlnrwrln.
Write for " a Midsummer Paradise" to
the General Tirtlrat and Pasaenirer Acrent.
pedar Rapids. Iowa; for hotel rates to
w. j. MORRISON, Manager, Spirit
Secretion of Wax by Bees.
In producing extracted honey with old
combs, do not the bees secrete more wax
than thev can use with profit? In other
words, is not some of the wax wasted.'
was a query propounded and answered
recently m the American tsee Journal.
Professor Cook replied: I do not
think so. I believe this waste of wax
imaginary. Bees secrete wax when they
need it" A.B.Mason said: "Jly bees
do not secrete wax unless they need it.
The idea that bees have to make wax
whether they want to or not, is a hum
bug, I believV The editor said, "As
bees only produce wax when needed, tne
chance for waste is innnitesimally small.
Kerosene as a Paint.
Kerosene cannot be used in place of
Unseed oil advantageously by mixin
colors with it for painting on wood.
Kerosene strikes into wood at once, and
If used in that way would soon leave
only a coating of dry color which would
easily brush off. Kerosene is refined
from the crude oil petroleum, and for
preserving wood from decay or prevent
ing- the rusting of iron by covering its
surface with an ouy coating me latter
is by far the preferable form for its use,
It should simply be put on with a brush
like paint, but wholly without any color
Some Valuable Pointers About Handling
The greatest horror of spring house
cleaning is the earpet question. A fam
ily worth fifty or sixty million dollars
can afford to hire a mob to come into the
house and wrestle with the question, bnt
the man who feels that he must econo
mize somewhere after paying thirty dol
lars for a box to see and hear Sara may
well tremble at the prospect before him.
There are, however, certain fundamen
tal principles which can be followed
with the greatest benefits, and if closely
adhered to will make the affair an en
joyable one from start to finish.
Never attempt to pull the tacks out of
a carpet before lifting it. It is not only
time thrown away, but you are apt to
injure the fabric. Borrow a crowbar of
your neighbor and use it as a pry, and
you can accomplish in five minute 3 what
used to be considered half a day's -ork.
The first thing to be done after lifting
a carpet is to look for tablespoons, pocket
knives, rattle boxes, marbles, gold pieces
and baby shoes which have worked
under it during the year. They should
be carefully placed in a bushel basket,
and the basket, when full, should be
carefully set away.
In olden days it was supposed that it
took fourteen men to roll up twenty-five
yards of Brussels carpet, and get it
through the hall, dining room and kitch
en into the back yard. Man's inventive
genius has reduced the number to one.
Having arranged with a house mover to
lie on hand at a certain hour, open the
parlor window, attach ths tackles, and
as his team walks around the windlass
the carpet will gracefully move out and
take a seat on the grass. By an arrange
ment of skids, tramway and rope and
tackle it can be curved around into the
back yard, ready for hanging on the line.
A line for a carpet should consist of a
chain cable formerly used by a steam
boat, and warranted to sustain 10,000
pounds to the inch. When properly
strung from the house to the barn they
will carry a double parlor carpet in
safetv, and even a goatskin rug or two
mav be added.
There are several ways of hoisting a
carpet up over the cable so that it can
be beaten. A 20-horse power engine,
with a proper arrangement of shafts and
pulleys, will do it, or a tackle and five
yoke of oxen have been known to accom
plish the purpose. A late spring style
to start a smudge m the back yard.
turn in a fire alarm, and after the crowd
gets there call for volunteers to help ele
When a carpet is in position to be
beaten the sharp man will do some figur
ing. By a little diplomacy an entire
athletic club can be brought up to pelt it
and jump over it and thump thunder
out of it. Anv man with a kickintr mule
will lend him to j-ou at two shillings an
hour. No tramp applvin? for crub can
refuse to wield the club for half an hour.
Policemen on probation, who want to
learn the use of the baton, can be steered
around to knock the tar out of that car
pet if you manage it right. The house
owner who sets out to beat his own car
pet should plan on taking at least a week
for it. No carpet is ever in a hurry. It
seems to rather enjoy the novelty of the
Some men are confined to precedent in
beating a carpet. Because tbeir father
and grandfather used a broom haudle
they hesitate to innovate. A broom han
dle is good as far as it goes, but after the
first hour, when the porous plaster in the
small of the back begins to itch, other
weapons can be resorted to. A crowbar,
clothes horse, pickax, long handled
6hovel, kitchen chair, section of stove
pipe, table leg or fence rail are all con
sidered legitimate implements to use in
getting the best of a carpet.
There is no particular programme laid
down for beating. You can begin on
the east, north, sonth or west end, or
jump slap dab into the middle of it and
pound toward the outside. The grand
object is to make the fabric yield up its
store of dust, crumbs, buttons, bones,
tinware, clothespins, hairpins, coarse
combs, asphalt, brickbats and trunk
keys. Detroit Free Press.
A Solemn Moment.
After the bridal party partook of a
sumptuous banquet a younger brother
of the bride got up and said solemnly,
raising his glass: '-Ladies and gentle
men, I have to propose a toast, which,
however, must be drunk standing. Please
take your glasses and rise up." The
guests, although somewhat liewildered,
did so. "Now, said the young scape-
. - . 3 e
grace, "it you will remain sianains ior
a few minutes I'll find out who has been
sittinir on mv new stovepipe hat."
First Egg What are yon going to do
for a living?
Second Egg I expect to lecome a
spring chicken. And you?
First Egg I am going on the stage.
New York Sun.
Too Eaay by Far.
"How much uiotiey does your wife
save out of her allowance?"
"She doesn't save anything. She
makes her own dresses. " New York Re
Progress and Poverty.
Toothpick Charley Well, Spider, how
Spider Fine. Why, when I first went
on the road I hadn t a rag on my back.
Now look at me; I'm all rags. Life.
We have jast received the first shipment of our new stock of
FOR THE EARLY-
Spring season of 1891.
lf"We invite everybody to call and examine them.
The Pioneer Clothier and Hatter,
115 and 117 West Second Street, DAVENPORT, IA.
Wigwams ! Wipais!
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 stcck speaks for itself.
WE GIVE YOU $ I FOR$l!
The Old Reliable Shoe House,
CARSE & CO.,
'imnurtrf irilhtuu ci&a&D&rem to the skin, ft
Ihimm all itm.oliA. freckle .Mwi Hculor&tioa. For
I sale bj el) tiit-ci a anifrrf t or uuuied for SO ct
in uunp uj
SCHOOL OF etr.."-
1 1T I IT fi B I DU V VALENT7NK BB08.,
ItlLORIirni ta-JiiMBTua.B, Wis.
1622 Second Avenue
J. T. TDIXOJST,
And Dealer in Mens Fine Woolens.
1706 Second Avenue.
C. I. IVES. J. E. HANNEGAN,