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THE AKGUS. TUESDAY. MAY 12, 1891.
The brusque and fussy im
pulse of these days of false
.is worthless because one
zs if there were no motes
in sunbeams !
Or comets among stars!
Or cataracts in peaceful
Because one remedy pro
fesses to do what it never
was adapted to do, are all
remedies worthless? -
Because one doctor lets his
patient die, are all humbugs?
It requires a fine eye and
a finer brain to discriminate
to draw the differential line.
" They say " that Dr. Pierce's
Golden Medical Discovery and
Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescrip
tion have cured thousands.
They say " for a weak sys
tem there's nothing better than
t1ir " Dismvrrv " anrl tl-inr tV
" Favorite Prescription " is the
hope of debilitated, feeble
women who need a restora
tive tonic and bracing nervine.
And here's the proof
Try one or both. If they
don't help you, tell the Worlds
Dispensary Medical Associa
tion so, and you get your
money back again.
FARM AND GARDEN. SORROWS OF A BIG HEADED MAN.
SUBJECTS SURE TO INTEREST THE
A Combined Marker and Furrower D.
Binned and Described by a Young Farm
er ia The Rural Xtnr Yorker, and Poi
eating Points of Importance.
This implement is shown in the an
nexed cats. The runners are cnt from
three inch material, 8J feet long and 10
inches wide. These are placed at the
proper distance apart and held in posi
tion by cross pieces in front and behind,
each end being notched into the runner
and fastened down with two coach screws
4 inches long and three-eighths of an inch
in diameter. Over these cross pieces and
in the center between the runners an-
I'UCQUHmTEO WITH THE GEOQRAPHY OF THIS COUNTRY WILL 0BT
I'UCH VALUABLE INFORMATION FROM A STUDY OF THI8 MAP OF Tt E
CMcap, Eoct IsM & Pacific Br,
The Direct Route to and from Chicago, Jollot, Ottn a.
Peoria, La Sulle, Mnline, Rock Island, in ILLINOIS;
I'aveuport, &luscatine, Ottuxawa, Oskaloosa, les
Jtolnes, Wlntersrt, Audubon, Harlan and Conn oil
Fluff). In IOWA ; Minneapolis and St. Pnul, In MIS-
KEsOTA; Watertown and Sioux Falls, in DAKOTA;
Cameron, St. Joseph and Kansas City, In MI590UIJ;
Omaha, Lincoln, Falrburr and Kelson, In XFBRA9K A ;
Atchison, Learenvortb, Eorton, Topeka, Butcblns n.
Wichita, Belleville, Abilene, Dodge Cltr, Caldwell, In
KANSAS: Kingfisher, 1 Reno and Minco, in IXDI IN
TERRITORY; Denver, Colorado Springs and Puello,
In COLORADO. Traverses new areas of rich farming
and grazing lands, affording the best facilities of in' er-
communication to all towns and cities east and w at,
northwest and southwest of Chicago and to Facluc und
VESTIBULE EXPRESS TRAINS
Leading all competitors in splendor nf equipment.
between CHICAGO and DE3 SIOIXES. COUNCIL
BLUFFS and OMAHA, and between CHICAGO and
DENVER, COLORADO SPRINGS and PCEBLO, via
KANSAS CITY and TOPEKA and via ST. JOSEPH.
Fir-Class Day Coaches. FREE RECLINING CH UB
CARS, and Palace Sleepers, with Dining Car Service.
Close connections at Denver and Colorado Springs with
diverging railway lines, now farming the new and
TRANS-ROCKY MOUNTAIN ROUTS
Over which superbly-equipped tralne run rally
THROUGH WITHOUT CHANGE to and from Salt
Lake City, Ogden and San F-nclsco. THE R )CK
ISLAND is also the Direct ana Favorite Line to and
from Manltou. Pike's Peak and all other sanitary and
scenic resoruand cities and mining districts la Colo -ado.
DAILY FAST EXPRESS TRAINS
From St. Joseph and Kansas City to and from aT. lm-
I'Ortant towns. cities and sections in Southern Nebruka,
Kansas and the Indian Territory. Also via ALI ERT
LEA ROUTE from Kansas City and Chicago to ater
town, Sieux Falls. MINNEAPOLIS and 8T. PAXL.
connecting for all points north and northwest be ween
tae lakes and the Pacific Coast
For Tickets, Maps, Folders, or desired infornration
apply to any Coupon Ticket Office in the United -State
or Canada, or address
E. ST. JOHN, JOHN SEBASTIAN,
OenT Manager, Ger.T Tkt. 4 Pass. A ;t,
COMBINED MARKER AND FURROWER.
other piece is bolted and allowed to ex
tend six inches forward and a foot or
more backward. A V shaped piece of
iron fastened upon this receives one end
of the gauge, which is firmly braced by
a three-eighths inch iron rod connecting
with a ring bolt at the forward extremity
of the center piece, thus admitting of
motion from side to side only in a per
pendicular plane. This does away with
all cords attached to the harness, and
variation from unequal pulling of the
team is avoided.
Into the center piece and rear cross
piece stout legs or some elastic timber
are inserted, which support a seat at a
proper height. The front corners of this
seat are rounded and the center of the
front end cut slightly hollow. It is
placed just far enough forward to allow
this hollow part to rest solidly against
the gauge when in a perpendicular posi
tion, as in the engraving, holding it se
curely while turning or in driving to and
from the field. To prevent wear a piece
of strap iron is tacked across the front
end of the seat, and another on the gauge
where it strikes the seat. The elasticity
of the legs allows the gauge to pass the
slight swell on either side. The driver
can operate this without leaving his
place, as would be necessary with other
forms, and when raised both hands are
free to use the lines.
Of course the distance from the center
of the machine to the center of the gauge
marker must be exactly twice that be
tween the centers of the runners. The
gauge marker is made comparatively
light, 14 or 13 inches high, and but 9 or
10 inches long, the object of making it so
high being to carry the pole above the
runner. This is rather a disadvantage.
for it is much more liable to break by
catching on stones and roots than if it
were lower and shaped differently (see
second cut. Fig. A).
Another improvement of doubtful gen
eral utility, but especially suited to his
case, was made by a neighbor, whose
He Describes Some of Hit Feeling from
Youth to Manhood.
"Ia memory again I recall" the time
when I aud my playmates used to make
mud pies, and at this delightful occupation
I whs always in great request, for more
dirt could be carried to the clean path in
my hat than in any other. This distinction
I then was proud of, but as I grew into
boyhood the phenomenal size of my head
was often the cause of an aching heart, and
my sensitiveness was increased by the fre
quent allusions which I overheard.
If I fell off a tree or stumbled and fell
when running it was always said that my
head overbalanced me. My schoolmates
always made me the subject of their witti
cisms, which would often make me rush
home in agony and refuse to be comforted.
Once I had my epitaph written, and, un
like the general run of epitaphs, it did sot
extol my many virtues, but simply said:
' Here lies the remains of Jimmy Clinnitt;
he'd a tremendous head, but nottain' in it."
But my unhappiness was greatest after 1
"left my mother's apron strings."
No one can imagine the unutterable an
guish I feel on going to a hatter's and be
ing told, when the assistant has gone ovet
the whole of the stock, that they have not
a hat big enough. On one occasion I had
gone through this trying ordeal with t he
usual result, and when I asked the man to
have one made to measure he, in a whis
per, asked another "gent" behind the
counter to lend him a double length tape.
When I am at the barber's all eyes are
upon me, and to prevent them telling me
that my head is a big 'un, I seldom go to
the siime shop twice in succession, and 1
believe there are but few shops in the town
I have not patronized. One grasping in
dividual, when I asked his charge aiicr he
had wielded the scissors round my cra
nium, replied: .
"My usual charge is threepence, but,
begging your pardon, sir, your head takes
some getting round!" It was enough. 1
handed him sixpence, inwardly reproach
ing nature for her waywardness iu placing
such a bane on my existence.
If I go to the theater my trouble is still
with me. I was once seated in the pit
waiting for the curtain to draw up, when
a man behind shouted for a plumber to put
a piece of glass in my head so that he could
see the stage.
When I complain of a headache my
friends, in sympathy, say how I must suf
fer if it aches all over. All my male ac
quaintances seem possessed with a desire
to try on my hat, apparently finding great
fun in hiding their eyes and ears from view.
Only once in my life have I been in love,
and then I cared not for my "deformity,"
as Blanche appeared to reciprocate my feel
ings. But I had a rival. One day I had
my head out of the carriage window of a
train saying a few parting words to
Blanche, who had come to see me off, when
up came my rival and inquired if he could
render any assistance in getting my head
back again into the compartment. I was
about to make a withering reply when I
saw Blanche laughing at this cruel joke.
At that moment the train puffed off, and
as I sank back on to the seat I knew that
for me "love's golden dream had passed."
WILL be under the supervision of the
RnriinMnn r"ortar Ranlde cli Northern
Hallway, W. J. MORRISON, Manager, end
will be open for the reception ot f uesta
June 16th In each year. Visitors will find
In rcUlo In all nf its ftrjOOUltl HentS,
being supplied with eras, hot bucI cold
water baths, electric bells and all modern
RiAnm laundry, t Illiard
halls, bowling alley, etc, and positively
free from annoyance by mosquitos.
ROUND-TRIP EXCURSION TICKETS
will be placed on sale at the comrience
ment of tourist season by the Burli agton.
Cedar Rapids & Northern Railwty and
all of its connecting lines at low r tes to
tVio fnllnnrtno nnlnM' flrtirlt Lake. !OW&
WatervUle, Minneapolis. St. Pail and
Lake Minnetcnka, Minnesota; La te Su
nnrior nninw Yellowstone Pare and
Write for " A Midsummer Parad ise" to
th n,iii THr-iror.n.rrl Passenger A (rent.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa; for hotel riiteto
vu t MnRRiHQN. Manager. Spirr. Lake,
SECTION OF MARKER.
farm is rather hilly. He found that his
marker would slide down hill despite
every effort, and to remedy this he made
tiia runners of two lf-inch pieces bolted
together, with a piece of a crosscut saw
blade at the bottom of each, extending
nearly the entire length of the runner
and two inches below it, as Bhown in the
second cut (Fig. B). It proved a success
with him, but turning is rendered much
more difficult, and where not absolutely
necessary it is thought best to omit this
To make a furrower of this machine
cut out a deep but very narrow mortise
in each runner (see dotted lines in the
second cut, B). These are made to re
ceive the forward ends of wrought iron
beams, carrying a large cultivator Bhovel
short distance behind each runner.
Handle's are attached to these beams,
and when turning or driving to and fro
the beams are thrown forward until they
rest against the front edge of the mor
tise in a nearly upright position. The
beams should be placed as low as possi
ble, that they may not interfere with
the gauge while in use. A 2-inch
hole cut through just below the mortise
allows the escape of any dirt that may
fall into it. While just this form of im
plement may not be needed on many
farms, there are good points about it
which may be made of practical use by
nearly every farmer.
The Indian Games.
The Indian games, about which much
. . ... , I ii .i
is being written anu muu ui "
which have made fine exhibitions a$
Borne of the poultry shows among the
fowls for fancy, are birds of great physi
cal development and fine plumage. The
fanciers, who have weicomeu xmb dtoju
with delight, claim that it is or value to
the farmer. The Fanciers' Journal says:
The Indian game has many excellent
qualities, and while its apparent gawlri
ness mav not suit those not accustomed
to it, the weight of the bird and ite fine
carcass when dressed will surprise the
most skeptical person. An Indian game
crossed on the Wyandotte has proauceu
the heaviest and quickest maturing chick
ens on record. What Indian games will
do as layers -we are not prepared to an
swer. We have one pen of birds on trial.
and there are four more pens in the
Latitude and Potatoes.
All mv potatoes are northern grown,
writes a Pennsylvanian in the American
Garden. He says: "From years of ex
perience I have found that northern stock
is far superior to souinem m ui
yielding qualities. This is more apparent
in the early varieties than in the late
ones because of the fact that the early
dug tubers pass the line of maturity ana
are on the down grade to decay before
the planting time comes in spring."
Alone in the World.
The man who has no family t ies, no sym
pathizing companions, no genial relations
with his fellow men is very properly said
to be "alone iu the world." But such ut
ter isolation can only be the result of vo
lition. Even the unfortunate who has out
lived all who were nearest and dearest to
him, aud can say with the lone Indian"
Logan, "Xot a drop of my blood runs intbt
veins of any living creature," may find
friends who will, in part, at least, supply
the places of the dead.
We hear sometimes of jieople, who have
been soured by misfortune or injustice, re
tiring from the world. The more fools
they. The world can do without them,
but they cannot so well do without the
world. The more they mope in solitude
the more unhappy they must necessarily
become, for man is constitutionally gre
garious and social, and cannot live a her
mit life without violating the conditions
upon which his mental health depends.
The most terrible punishment which the
law can inflict upon a criminal is the liv
ing death of perpetual solitary confine- !
merit. What downright idiocy, then, it
must be to seek in loneliness a balm for
sorrow. New York Ledster.
Ready to Buy.
The walls of the spacious rooms of the
chamber of commerce in the Mutual Life
Insurance uildiug are covered with oil
portraits of distinguished New York mer
chants who have passed away. There are
about 200 pictures, and some of them are
invaluable liecause of their historic associ
ations. A few were painted more than 100
vears ago. This extraordinary art gallery
Is viewed by hundreds of visitors in the
course of a year. The other day a rural
nartv. consisting of two swains and three
or four lassies, found their way into the
chamber of commerce rooms and wandered
about for an hour in a state of half dazed
deliizht. They asked no end of questions,
which Secretary George Wilson answered
with his customary geniality. Finally one
of the men. the spokesman of the party.
paused in front of the priceless, full length
portrait of Alexander Hamilton and, point
ing at it with his cane, said: "When does
this auction begin? I guess I'll bid on that I
there pictur'." New York Times.
For Destroying Farm Rubbish.
A prairie burner for burning fire brakes
has been patented in uanaaa uy n.. u. nice,
of Handan, N. D., which is constructed of
heavy sheet or light boiler iron and made
any size desired. Inside the bos is a set of
gas generating burners, using gasoline,
which makes a solid, intensely hot fire.
The blaze is forced and held to the ground
by an iron draught apron, which operates
similar to a high wind and consumes all
inflammable matter over which the burner
passes. It will burn a brake over any kind
of land, up hill or down, side hill or level
ground, at the rate of about twenty miles
per day, at an expense of from nineteen to
twenty cents per mile, according to the
grass to be burned. - Behind the fire box
are iron trailers, which put out any sparks
or coals which may by chance escape from
the fire box. New l ork Telegram.
"It's a great deal easier to write a poem
to the first snow storm than to the last,"
remarked the poet.
"Why is that?" asked the friend.
"Because," replied the poet, "you are
never certain that the last 6torm U the
last." 2Iumey's Weekly.
A Terrible Threat.
Caller Johnny, what are you going to
be when you grow upf
Johnny I'm goin' to be a congressman.
Caller-That isn't a very high ambition.
Johnny Well, then, pa'd better buy me
that drum before I get my mind well made
up. Munsey's Weekly.
We have just received the first shipment of our new stock of
FOR THE EARLY-
Spring season of 1891.
tTWe invite ev-iybody to call and examine them.
The Pioneer Clothier and Hatter,
115 and 117 West Second Street, DAVENPORT, IA.
Wigwams ! Wigwams!
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.
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VALELTINE'S tfeacS? SrSSSS
SCHOOL OF cTS..BerVie'
sftf a IlllV VALENTINE BROS.,
I LLLDKAr ill a-uanTiui.wi.
1622 Second Avenue
J. T. TXEXOJNT,
And Dealer in Mens' Fine Woolens.
1706 Second Avenue.
C. I. IVES, 1. E. HAHHEB" .
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