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TELE AKGUB. THUKSDAY,
MAY 7. 181)1. :
"WHAT XS ASS AM II"
The a-3 thought himself as fine look
In" as his neighbor, the horse, until he,
cue day, saw himself in the looking
glass, when he said "What an ass am 1!"
Arc there not scores of people who
cannot sec themselves as others 6ee
tMu? They have bad blood, pim
ples. 1 lurches, eruptions, and other kin
dred tiisligtirenients. All these annoy
in? things could bo entirely eradicated,
an J the -kiu restored to 4i lily trhite
ncs?." if that world-famed remedy, Dr.
Tierce's Golden Medical Discovery,
wore given a fair trial.
It cures all humors, from the ordi
nary blotch, pimple or eruption to the
irorst scrofula, or the most inveterate
Mooil-taints, no matter what their na
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sequin.-.!. The '-Golden Medical Dis
covery" is the only Mood - purifier
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oir.menilrd to. or money refunded.
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sociation. Proprietors, No. CG3 Main
Street, Buffalo, JC. Y.
W:Cl'AINTEO WITH THE GEOGRAPHY OF THIS COUNTRY WIU 08TM1
'.:h YSLUUIE INFORMATio fHOM A STU5Y OF THIS MAP OF THE
CliicaEO, Roct Islana & Pacific By.;
The Dirert Enate to and from Chicago, Jolitt, Ottawa,
ffjria. L Salle. Mnline, Rock Island, ta ILLINOIS;
Iarenp-irr. Muscatlns, Ottuiuwa, Ostaloosa, Sea
J: lines. Winters). Audubon, Harlan and Council
BiaSS. in IOWA; Minneapolis and St. Paul, In MIX
KESt'TA; Waterioirn and Sioux Falls, in DAKOTA;
Cameron, SU Joseph and Kansas City, In MISSOURI;
Omaha. Llnmln. Falrhury and Kelson, in NEBRASKA;
A-.cUson, Leavenworth, Horton, Topeka, Hmchsnson!
Wi hita. Belleville, Abilene, Dodge Cltjr, Caldwell, In
K AJAS ; Kltllrfl'in,r. El Reno and klinco, In INDIAN
TEKKITOEY: Denver, Colorado Springs and Pueblo,
lo COLORADO. Traverses new areas of rich fanning
a&d grazing lands, affording the best facilities of lnter
mmniunicaUon to all towns and cities east and west,
northwest and southwest of Chicago sod to Pacific and
TESTIEXTLE EXPRESS TRAINS
Leading all competitors In splendor of equipment,
l)-tw.u CHICAGO and DE9 MOINES. COUNCIL
r.LFFFS and OMAHA, and between CHICAGO and
i r.NVF.R, COLORADO SPRINGS and Pl'EBLO, Tia
KANSAS CITY and TOPEKA and via ST. JOSEPH.
F;r-C1aas Day Coaches. FREE RECLINING CHAIR
AHS, and Palace Sleepers, with Dining Car Service.
Co connections at Denver and Colorado Springs with
divorcing railway lines, now forming the pew oncj
TRANS-ROCKY MOUNTAIN ROUTE
Over which superbly-equipped trains run daily
THROFGH WITHOUT CHANGE to and from Salt
Lake City. Ogden and Ban Fncisco. THE ROCK
INLAND Is also the Direct ana Favorite Line to and
from Manltou. Pike's Peak and all other sanitary and
tcenlc rcsorwand cities and mining districts in Colorada
bAHy'p'AST EXPRESS TRAINS
From St. Joseph and Kansas City to and from all im
fiirtant towns, cities and sections in Southern Nebraska.
Euriit and the Indian Territory. Also Tia ALBERT
LEA KfUTE from Kansas City and Chicago to Water
t wn, Sioux Falls, MINNEAPOLIS and ST. PAUL,
ronnery.mg for all points north and northwest between
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rrly to any Coupon Ticket Office In the United States
w Canada, or addrcs3
E. ST. JOHN, JOHN SEBASTIAN)
Gea'l Manager, Genl Tkt. i Pass. Agt,
WtLLi be under the supervision of the
Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern
Railway. W. J. MORRISON, Manager, and
will be open for the reception of truest
J une 1 6th in each year. Visitors will find
is first-class in all of Its appointments,
beintr supplied with eras, hot and cold
water baths, electric bells and all modern
improvements, steam laundry, billiard
halls, bowling; alley, etc., and positively
free from annoyance by mosquitos.
ROUND-TRIP EXCURSION TICKETS
will be placed on Bale at the commence
ment of tourist season by the Bur ling-ton,
Cedar Rapids & Northern Railway and
all of its connecting lines at low rates to
the following- points: Spirit Lake, Iowa;
Waterrille, Minneapolis. St. Paul and
Lake Minnetcnlca. Minnesota; Lake Su
perior points; Yellowstone Park and
points in Colorado.
Write for ' A Midsummer Paradise" to
the General Ticket and Passenger Agent.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa; for hotel rates to
W. J. MORRISON, Manager, Spirit Lake.
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xAKM AJNU UAKDEN. ' Sor.. i ;
SUBJECTS OF PRACTICAL IMPORT
ANCE TO AGRICULTURISTS.
A. Folding Rack Invented but Not Pat
ented, by an Ohio Farmer and Recent
ly Described, Ith Appropriate Illus
trations, in The Country Gentleman.
The rack here illustrated is put to
gether entirely with bolts. Take two
pine planks, 10 inches wide, lt or 2
inches thick and 14 feet long; bolt eight
cross pieces on these, lay a tight board
bottom, bolt on cross pieces at each end,
2 inches thick (Fig. 1). Make this the
width of your wagon, to fit between
standards. Cut in notches for stand
ards, or nail on blocks or strips, so that
the rigging will not slip backward and
forward; then screw or bolt on each side
a piece of iron about 10 inches long on
the bottom of the rack outside for the
wheels to rub against.
AS UNPATENTED FOLDING RACK.
Now, for the rack or side pieces, take
eight pieces of pine, 2 by 5 inches, -1
feet long; put hole through each, 1C
inches from ends that you intend to set
the box, and cut the ends so as to fit
against the sides of the box; then bolt
them together, and they will form four
cross pieces (Fig. 2). Now take a strong
board, about 1 by 10 inches, 14 feet long,
having your cross pieces placed 3fr feet
apart, bolt your boards, on on the np
per edge of each row (as shown in Fig.
8). Then you can fold it up, or open out
when in use. Now make your standard
for the front (Fig. 4) 7 feet long and 3 by
2 inches, and bolt on the front end of
the rack a piece of heavy iron in the
shape shown in the cut (Fig. 5), so as to
make two loops, and let the ends of the
standard pass into the loops, and bolt it.
AN CNFATENTED FOLDING BACK.
Make thetandard for the hind end ot
one piece, 3 by 2 inches (Fig. 6). Bolt on
a piece of iron, making one space for the
standard to pass into (Fig. 7). Bolt it.
Bore three holes in the top of the rear
standard for an iron rod"lo put your bind
ing pole in; also, on the top cross piece on
each end of the rack, bolt on a heavy
strap iron the shape of loop or square to
put standards through before they pass
into the loops on the bottom cross piece.
Bees often desert their hives in early
spring. Sometimes this is caused by dis
satisfaction with the hive, sometimes
from want of food, and often, doubtless,
because they are weak and dissatisfied.
As a rule, good strong colonies, with
ample stores of food, seldom give trouble
in this way.
As to the prevention, Root in his
"A B C of Bee Culture" says: "If you
would not lose your bees by natural
swarming, clip the wings of all queens
a3 soon as they begin laying; then look
after them often and know what is going
on in the apiary every day during the
swarming season. If you would not have
runaway swarms in the spring, and
while queens are being fertilized, confine
your experiments to pecks of bees instead
Professor Cook, in his "Beekeeper's
Guide," says: "Sometimes Ewarms break
cluster and take wing for their prospect
ive home before the beekeeper has hived
them. Throwing dirt among them will
sometimes cause them to light again.
Throwing water among them in form of
a fine spray will always do this. For
snch purpose some hand, pump is desir
able. Another important use for a
fountain pump in the apiary is this: If
a swarm, when clustered, be sprinkled
occasionally, it will remain clustered in
definitely. While most customs have a
reasonable basis, the common one of
horns and bells and beating of pans to
stop a swarm is a notable exception. It
does not the least good."
Experiments in Potato Culture.
Mr. Carman tells in his ''New Potato
Culture" that his experience has led him
to answer all inquiries as to the size of
seed pieces, "Use large sized pieces con
trolling two or three strong eyes." The
advice to use whole seed he considers
very bad indeed. Mr. Carman's experi
ments make it appear that to produce the
potato crop potash is required in larger
proportion than either nitrogen or phos
phoric acid, and that more is required
for this crop than for either wheat or
corn, notwithstanding that the latter is
such a gross feeder.
"Leap year rtigns forever in this heathen
laad!" exclaimed an English tourist stop
ping in a Norway village. One evening he
had been taking a lesson in Norsk from a
young lady, a good natured Norwegian
being preseut, who had just walkedsix
teen miles across the mountains. When
the lady rose to go to her lodgings in an
adjoining house the Englishman offered to
escort her throusrh the darkness.
She declined the offer, and in so abrupt a
manner as to surprise him. When she had
gone the Englishman asked the Norwegian
if he spoke English. "Not much only a
few words," he answered. "Tell me what
means that ring the lady wears." "She is
going to be how you call it?" asked the
Norwegian, in scarlet perplexity. "Going
to be married:" "Yis, vis:''
"But," continued the English man," what
I am ignorant o is the difference in your
rings between married, unmarried, going
to be married and never going to be mar
ried." "Oh, you will never tell that," said the
Norwegian, laughing loudly. "We cannot
mark the women in this country as you do,
but they mark the men. Among us it is
the man who wears the ring."
"Oh, I see? That is a new light!" said
the Englishman, taking the man's large
left hand, on whose fourth finger was a
plain solid gold ring. "That is your wed
ding ring, then?"
"Nai, nai!" he replied laughing and
blushing. "That means I have got to be
"And then what becomes of it?"
"We put it on the right hand instead of
the left," said the Norwegian, holding out
his baud to bid the Englishman "Godt
Then, as he was closing the dour br'.:in.l
him, he said in confidential tones, "Yis,
that young lady who was talking to you is
going to marry me nest mouth!" Youth's
Held iu Memory.
We need tact quite as much as sympathy
when we speak of death: the death more
part icu larly of some one dear to friend or ac
quaintance. Grief, to an almost abnormal
degree, sharpens the sensibilities, and by a
curious law of the mind difficult to com
prehend, it creates in the individual a cer
tain acuteness, a certain fastidiousness, as
it were, by which in many cases he becomes
alive not so much to the sympathy ex
pressed as to the form in which that sym
pathy has been proffered. In other words,
the mind of the sufferer has for the time
being become as sensitive to impressions as
that of a sick person, and as ready to be
hurt by trifles. The very tone of the voice
may jar, and one be hurt by a mournful
cadence, and the other by a note of hope,
or well meant but ill chosen words in let
ters le as often cause for pain as the
"creaking of clumsy boots" to fever strick
Happily, beneficent nature in her own
time heals snch sorrow, and the part of
the friendly counselor, till that time be
come, is little better than intrusion. It is
when the attitude of the mind becomes
conventionalized, a form of grief crystal
ized into definite rules of observance, that
the outsider desires to make protest as
when a mourner waits a year to the day
before drawing up the window shades or
admitting visitors; or as when only out of
town invitations are accepted; or one will
listen to music but draw the line at the
drama. Yet even here there is so Jittle
that is vital to which to make appeal that
avoidance of the subject seems rather the
easier way. Harper's Bazar.
The Fork Is Overworked.
Why should the fork be preferred before
the spoon in the absorption of pudding,
diaphanous in itself, and whose chief claim
upon the palate's appreciation is the thin
ner sauce which accompanies aad glorifies
it? How wearying and unsatisfactory it
is to do justice to such food with the fork!
The spoon is the only proper sensible vehi
cle. With the spoon each mouthful of
pudding is anointed with its modicum of
sauce and when yon have finished your
pudding you have not the mortification of
gazing into your saucer and seeing there
sauce which the fork is powerless to carry
to your tantalized mouth. When it comes
to pudding and pudding sauce the fork is
an abomination. Give us, say we, the
spoon, whatever etiquette may say to the
The fork is overworked also in the eat
ing of peas, succotash and limpid food of
that sort. Instead of chasing one poor pea
around your plate with the impotent fork,
and finally having to head off its flight
with a bit of bread, why not drop the fork
and utilize the convenient and sensible
spoon? Why should etiquette despoil eat
ing of its comforts and its joys? The fork
is all right up to a certain point; but there
is such a thing as the fork baiug over
worked. Boston Transcript.
Death Singles Out Strangely.
"I just met, a while ago," said Mr. J. W.
Nier, a Kansas City engineer, "a soldier
who was wounded at the battle of Wound
ed Knee. He was in the act of firing when
he was shot, the ball from a Winchester
passing from armpit to armpit, clear
through both lungs. He was given up for
dead, but today says he is just :is well and
strong as ever he was in his life.
"It is curious how death stalks, singling
out some and sparing others who seem to
court a visit from him. I remember when
I was in the government's emp!o3- at the
Mississippi jetties that the yellow fever
visited the squad of tweuty-eight ou duty
at the jetties, and seventeen became pros
trated with the fever. The others became
exhausted iu watching their stricken com
rades, and one night three of the patients,
becoming crazed, broke away and took to
the canebrakes. The next day they were
found iu a swamp, and these three of the
seventeen afflicted were the only oues who
recovered.' St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
She Knows How to Manage.
A wife whose husband . has a bungling
brain and a homely face used to try to
make things pleasant at home by express
ing her admiration of his talents and giv
ing him the pet name of "Brains." Her
delicate flattery did not seem to have much
influence upon him, though she kept it up
for a whole year after their marriage. One
time not long ago, when she was in a happy
frame of melting mood or meditative state,
she expressed her admiration of his comely
countenance, and at last went so far as to
say she wonld give him the pet name of
"Beauty." - He smiled as she- repeated the
word with a full consciousness that she had
touched his weak point. And now, what
ever be his mood of mind or the vicissi
tudes of life, that word dispels all other
thonghts and the twain are happy. Chi
Witchcraft la Mexico.
There are several tribes of Indiana in
Mexico which believe in witchcraft, and
the other week a woman was killed be
sause it was contended that she drove the'
ion over into the United States and filled'
np the space with rain. Detroit Free Press,
We have just
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