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"t"LIXGTOX. : : OHIO.
Tmm'n a tardea by a river,
wlere the (tun bend ud quiver
fta the nver a reedy edges.
Baea enmson aU bed-.
And a leafy lane runs down
Through the meadow to a town.
In a winding war. .
Bat where life that tardea blowing,
Y71"? river. etUlyflrnvir.
&na toe lawn through meadows going,
1 shall never amy.
Something fairer than a lose
In that unknown garden grows.
Something, sweeter than toe rhyme
Bang by birds in lilae-time:
Fairer than a dream of youth.
Thought all lost to care and ruth.
Something with a heart like May;
Bone, and lily all in one;
Golden hair caught from the sun:
m asr lu 1
Bwtmi face and roaebnd month. - .
Breath like spring- winds from the soth.
Eyes disclosing more than lies
Hedged beneath the beaded skies ; '.'
Of a day in May.
Bo. when days grow longer, eaeuUi.
Grow toe rare Jane hours completer;
And the winter' time for snowing
rT7 the June winds chance foe blowing. .
I will seek this garden; growing
Where I'll never my.
Is a tangled, scented boUow,
On a bed of crimson roses.
Stilly sew the wind reposes; -Hardly
can the breezes borrow
Breath to stir the night-swept rivei
Motaonleas the water-sedgre. . .
' And within the dusky hedges
Bounds no leafs impatient shiver.
weep oaa sum, that ra
IJght and song have flown away
With the sun and twilight swallow;
- Bearoely will the known morrow
Bring again so sweet a day.
hong was bora of Joy andT thought;
Light, of Lore and her Caress.
Nothing a left me but a tress;
Death and Bleep the rest hare wrought
Death, and Bleep, who came unaonght.
MR-lD was small country town;
but such a town! The houses were
packed and pressed and crowded to
gether, mating them look as though
they would Su-focate for want of -air.
Then they were so dilapidated and
faded and tumble-down, it seemed a
wonder they kept up at all. To look at
them at a distance yon would think,
from the queer way the roofs all slanted
and leaned toward each other, and a
trick some of the houses had of poking
up inquisitive looking; dormer gables
and windows in quite unexpected places,
that they had some important secret
that they were whispering about and
hobnobbing over. And then the nar
row, crooked streets, with their seas of
mud -and filthy gutters, and debris-littered
sidewalks, the very stones of
which had a dissipated, rakish air, as if
instead of lying quietly in. their places
and doing their duty, they could do
nothing better with their time than go
knocking about in a disreputable fash
ion, to trip up unwary passengers. And
then the odors! Surely, Cologne i'self
nerer boasted a larger and more exten
sive collection; at least, for the sake of
its luckless inhabitants, let us hope so.
A 'more unhealthy undersized, dirty,
gossipping, miserable, worthless set of
human beings surely never existed any
where. ' The men were mostly out of
work and drunk, the women lean and
ragged and .unwomanly, and the chil
dren little and weird and wolf-eyed.
Many was the drunken brawl and scene
of brutal violence that awoke the mid
night echoes of the streets, and fever
and malaria unmolested stalked abroad.
Within, the houses were as uninviting
as without- with a separate' family on
every . floor, sometimes .within every
room. What wonder that the health
and the morals of the place should be
at a terribly low ebb.
And what seemed to make it- more
painful and pitiful was the loveliness of
the valley in whose lap lay this pesti
lent little town. The green, flower
gemmed meadows were so fresh. and
fair, the air was so fragrant and balmy,
the birds sanir so sweetly, tha little
flowers were so brilliaaUv hued and so
daintily formed, the river and it mtarf
soaay ac-waiers ana tributary
streamlets were so fresh and bright and
BDarkli'. and the mnrmnrinr mnain
that they made blended in such, sweet
narmony with tbe tinkling of the sheep
- bells, the lowing of the cattle and the
clear, ringing note of the skylark,
whose bit of a body seemed a mere
speck far away against the blue. It
lay, this lovely valley, like a z-larioas
picture, nobly framed by shadow-swept
hills and over-arched bv heaven's cloud-
flecked blue. - But, though rioh in,
oeauty ana healthful with heaven's
breezes, it yet clasped a canker-spot of
corruption to its breast; like a beauti
ful woman whose soul is worthless and
diseased.- Very few of the miserable
inhabitants of Mile-end. not even the
children, ever found their way oat of
the noisome atmosphere of the streets
into the purity and beauty of the woods
and fields beyond. Like the grub that
tastes of the nut it feeds and fattens on,
the dirt and squalor and poverty of the
piace seemea to grow into the hearts
and minds and natures of its oeorile.
and to rub out all capacity for en ravins-
what was better and purer than them
selves. Ana yet even here, brutal and
aegraaea as were the many, in the few,
terribly small as that minority was,
might be found high and noble instincts,
that pushed themselves up through the
poisonous soil, and groped painfully
upwarus ana onwaras to tne light.
Even here, as everywhere, might be
found instances (rare perhaps, but still
there) of brave patience, endurance
ana Heroism under great stress of suf
fering and misery and wronsr. Then.
too, although in most of those poor
semi-savage breasts vice and sin had
nearly elbowed out any virtue that na
ture might have originally planted, it
most not ne overiooaea tnat great as the
sin was, as great was the suffering; and
who shall say, if these poor souls had
been born into the clover of this life, as
regarded their physical and moral sur
roundings, what fair and delicate and
beautiful blossoms might not have ex
panded and bloomed in their natures!
Mile-end was a very old as well as a
very dirty place, and one particular
house in its principal street stood for
ward into the roaa several feet beyond
its neignoors, its upper story quite
overhanging the basement. This house
was so old that it almost tottered when
the wind blew as it often did at Mile
end even in spite of the wooden props,
themselves rotten now, with which it
had been buttressed up. But in spite,
or perhaps because of its age, and dis
comfort, and dilapidation, it was beau
tifully mellowed and harmonious In the
tone of it coloring. Tufts of vivid
green moss and yellow and gray lichen
at intervals carpeted and softened the
red tiles, and hardy clumps of orange
wallflowers filled up the gaps left by
departed bricks and mortar, thus throw
ing over the actual deeay and rottenness
a glamorous veil of picturesque beauty.
Within this house was cruelly old, and
cold, and comfortless; the beauty of
decay was all outside, and only its stern
reality" existed . within the frail and
draughty walls. There were ten rooms
in this house, which gave shelter to
seven families. Thefjnoise and brawl
ing were incessant, never seeming to
stop night or day.' for when at last the
sickly children were asleep, the night
was made hideous by the drunken blas-
' phemiea and low quarrels ' of the de
graded men and women, and the reek
ing air was thick and heavy with gin
-and tobacco and disease. la one of
these rooms it was In the projecting
upper story, which through an unusual
ly wide window commanded a view all
up and down the street lay on a straw
pallet on the floor, barely covered with
an old patchwork quilt, a boy of about
fourteen, who, judging from bis con
stant cough, labored breathing and
emaciated limbs, was in the last stages
of consumption. Beside him on the
narrow bed lay a girl a few years older
than her brother, last asleep. She was
pale and thin and dirty; but there was
a rare beauty in the firm, soft curves of
the mouth and chin and in the low,
broad brow, up from which was swept
a thick, tangled mass of curly brown
hair. Tears glistened on the long
brown lashes, and the eyebrows were
knit together in a painful frown, which
suddenly relaxed as the sick boy
watched her with tired sunken eyes,
and a sudden, glowing smile lighted up
She can alius dream and escape to
the beautiful world she tells me about,"
he muttered, with a wistful, impatient
sigh; and I can never e.vcn sleep."
' Yes, she was dreaming, but not so
deeply but that the movement and sigh
of her brother woke her. '"Whaten's
the trouble, Harry dear? Be ye worse
O no," he said, and sighed again.
" I was just a-wonderin' where ye was,
ye smiled so, and I longed to be there
"O Harry, I was 'way off, out o'
sight o' houses an' streets an' such like,
all alone in the valley; an' all the trees
an' the flowers an' the river spak to me
to give me comfort."
' Ah! the valley." said the sick boy;
that's where I want to go, as I used
to, 'fore I was took baa. If I could
sleep p'raps I could go too." Here he
was interrupted by a terrible fit of
coughing, which only left him strength
to gasp feebly for " water."
. A cracked cup without a handle stood
on the window sill and in it was a little
water. The girl rose to - get it. but as
she was handing it to her brother the
door opened and their father staggered
in. For an instant he looked at his
children, and in a drunken fit of sense
less passion struck the girl a savage
buffet, which made her reel, and shat
tered the cup into fragments in her
Tbe girl's brow flushed crimson with
anger and pain, and ber brown eyes
flashed fire. " You miserable, drunken
brute!" she said. r
"None o' yer sarce, gal, or Til kill
yer!" and he glared at her dangerous
ly, with arm uplifted to strike.
' Faither! faither!" commanded
rather than implored the sick boy, sit
ting up with an effort, and holding out
a thin, pale hand between them, while
a hectio red blazed in his cheeks and
vivid light shone in ' his sunken blue
eyes. Don't yer strike her, or God
will strike yo!" There was a strange,
almost unearthly look in the boy's
spiritualised, suffering face, that awed
the man into temporary soberness.
As he paused With arm uplifted, look
ing at his son, an expression of shame
and uncertainty crossed his features;
he hung his head, avoided the boy's in
tense eyes, and his arm slowly dropped
by his side. - .
" Faither," said the boy; in a gentler
tone, "yo've hurt her yo have, and
she's so good to yo."
The man shifted uneasily from one
font to the other and lodked up at his
daughter,' who '.was standing . defiant
and angry, with a dull-red mark On her
cheek and neck. When her brother
spoke her face softened and her lips
quivered; she knelt suddenly by the
bed and put her arms around him, say
ing in a piteous voice as-' the big tears
fed on his yellow-baity' It's no for me
1 mind! It's for yo. Whaten will ye
do the ntght through without a water?
There's no 'a drop more V the house
nor the street." t . . . j
The boy said 'nothing as he stroked
his sister s brown 'head, bu the wist
ful, longing look in his eyes, and the
half sigh he could not repines, showed
how much he seeded the water. The
man looked at them for a minute, and
then the -fumes of tbe gin he had taken
overpowered him again as he reeled to
the ODDOsite corner of tha room, whnra
he feilon to an old mattress, and in a
moment was fast in a deep, drunken
sleep. The boy dosed his eyes wearily
and turned 'his face to the wall. The
girl kissed him and settled him as com
fortably as she could, then rose from
her knees aad went, to -the -window.
which she partly opened.' The moon
was high and full, and the street with
out looked as bright as day. A sudden
idea seemed to strike her, for she
smiled brightly as she went softly to
the bed and stood gazing at the brother
she loved so well and knew she should
be able to kerj so short a time. ' My
boy!" she aaid, with an intensity of
Eitiful lov in her face, and stretching
er olnsped hands out over him as
though she would keep him with her
in spite oi everytning. "My bov! he
is all I have.'! she murmured. "Dear
God, take care of him till I come
back," and with the love still in her
face she softly left the room. She went
out into the brilliant summer night and
walked swiftly down the street towards
the lovely valley beyond, looking up at
the quiet stars as she went, something
of whose peace and rest seemed to
be reflected into the depths of her usual
ly troubled eves. ; After a while she left
the town behind her and walked rapid
ly inrougn in neias ana lanes ana
woods till she came to the river's brink.
How lovely it looked! The trees and
flowers and grasses seemed outlined in
purest, palest silver a very fairy net
work! and the quietly flowing river
sparkled .and shone with the glorious
radiance of the moon and the stars.
The girl sat down on the stone that
projected into the river and filled a jug
she had brought with the cold, spark
ling water which she had come to fetch
for her brother. She seemed spell
bound with the beauty of it ail, and sat
there quite a long time looking down at
the reflectienj deep in the water, and
now up to tbe sky far above her head.
If only my boy could be here." she
thought, "how happy he wud be!
Maybe he wud get well if he corned
here he loves the dumb nateral things
so." Her tears fell into the clear rip
pling water. A little breeze sprang up,
and tiny wavelets, silver-bright, lapped
up and up over the stone to her feet. 0
river, dear river," she said, leaning to
wards it, last night in my dreams yo
spak to me, pitied me and was sorry
for my boy. Can't yo spak agin now?"
The wavelets rose higher and mur
mured aad whispered in the wind; and
as she listened the silvery, inarticulate
sounds resolved themselves into words:
- "Child," the river said softly, "4he
sweet spirits that live beneath my
waves and in the woods and trees
there, brought you to me in your sleep,
and we tried to comfort you."
"Why did you not bring my brother
too and comfort him?" the girl said.
" He's sore in need."
"He would not sleep," the river
said. " But take him some of my water
to drink and he will sleep, and you will
both come to me in your dreams, and I
will cure him and make him well."
"Ah! you wull P" cried the girl a
beautiful light and brilliant smile
waking her face into a wonderful
beauty. " I wull go to him at once't.
Where be the spirits who talked so kind
to me last night?"
"0,"aaid the river and it seemed
to smile and ripple all over in the
moonlight " you will see them again
when you come with your brother in
The girl refilled her jug, nodded
brightly to the river, and hastened
home with feet winced with hone and
lore. She found her brother awake
and gasping for breath. " Harry, Har
ry!" she said, tenderly leaning over
him and raising him on her arms.
" See!. I've brought yo some water, all
fresh and pure out of s river."
His faded eyes brightened, and he
eagerly drank it, and then with a smile
lay back on her breast. " That's fine
an' nice," he said. " How dids' go so
far? Thou's a good lass to go for
" Yo didna miss me while I was gone,
did yo, Harry F"
The boy looked up at her with a lov
ing smile and tear-filled eyes: " I alius
miss yo. little sister, when yo's not wi'
me." She bent over him and passion
ately kissed his palo lips.
" An' now," she said, "yo mun go
to sleep, an' Til go too; arid yo' 11 wake
up right an fine an' well to-morrer,
an' you'll never be sick no more."
"Wull I no?" said the boy, smiling
up at her eager face. " Yo looks lovely
to-night like an angel," he said; ana
added, after a minute, still smiling. I
can sleep now. Yo mun lie down by
me so, and put your arm roun' me
so; an' now kiss me, little sister."
The moon streamed in on them as
they lay clasped in one another's arms
asleep, their lips almost touching, and
the brown and gold of their hair shining
in tbe light.
Harry woke first in dreamland to find
himself sitting on the bank of the river
in the moolight, waiting for his sister;
and as he waited all nature seemed to
wake just to welcome him. The trees
that waved their stately arms and sil
vered foliage above him whispered:
Welcome! welcome!" The little pollard
willows down by the water all nodded
and spoke to him cheery words; the
sleepy flowers who sat swaying and
nodding on their stalks, opened their
brilliant eyes to smile at him; and even
the long, graceful grasses and rushes
rustled and bent and bowed towards
him, and did all they could to express
their good-will. The very frogs stopped
croaking to look kindly at the sick boy,
with their bright eyes; and the crickets
ceased rubbing their legs for a minute.
" O, how good it do feel to be here!"
he sighed, and fairly laughed for joy;
and all nature seemed to take up the
echo and laugh, too, for company; and
the frogs and crickets croaked and chir
ruped louder than ever; .and the bats
took up the falsetto parts in the cho
rus; and the nightingale sang a solo that
thrilled him with its beauty.
His sister came then, wandering along
by the river, bright and happy, and sat
down by him. "Harry," she said,
kissing his thin cheek, " yo wull get all
well again now; wull not yo?"
Ana the river answered, ' tossing a
tiny wreath of shining spray on to her
lap: Yes, yes; he will; he will!"
' Harry," said the girl, clasping her
hands together, and looking up at the
blue, down over "where the stars were
shining and twinkling " I feel so hap
py now, that it. seems somehow I c'ud
die just for nothin .but joy. Be yo not
happy, too?" and she laid, her soft
cheek against her brother's.
" It be all just so sweet an' glorious,
sister, that I cannot find the words to
put it into I can on'y feel it here,"
and he clasped his hands to his heart.
" Get up, get up," sang the river,
and come with me." - t -
So they got up and followed the
twis tings and be ridings of the stream
hand-in-hand. The girl noticed that at
every step his walk became lighter and
more buoyant; a warmer tinge flushed
into his pallid cheeks, and his eyes
seemed to have caught the radiance of
the stars. As for her, she went bound
ing and dancing along by his side, a
very impersonation of youth and health
and happiness. " In their ioyous prog
ress they were never left alone. From
behind every tree they passed, and from
the tender heart of every flower, and up
from the silvery water, beamed the
cheery faces of dryad and hamadryad,
elf and water-nymph, and every "face
had a blessing in it. As for the river
itself it chattered and prattled and
laughed all the way. There never was
such a talkative river. Its spirits were
so high that every time the wind mur
mured and rustled "a kindly wish
through the trees it curved and co
quetted and dashed up arrowy, silver
pointed darts of water all round and
about the boy and girl. At last, after
wandering for a long, happy while be
neath tbe stars, they came to a lovely
moss-and-flower carpeted dell in the
wood, overarched by branching trees,
whose foliage made a wonderful lacey
pattern against the gold-spangled blue,
above, and in whose- lap the river
lay a clear, deep, emerald, pool, on
whose translucent surface -loomed
numberless water-lilies, open to -night,
against their custom, to do them honor.
and whose pure white blossoms, with
' their snowy moon-brightened petals
and golden eyes, rose , immaculately
perfect from the noisome impurities
beneath, and sat queen-like among a
tangled net-work of long pink stalks
ana shining, green, plate-like leaves.
The brother and sister stood still by
the water's brink, feeling hushed and
awed by the great, calm oeauty of the
place. As they stood there silent, the
boy so thin, and fragile and spiritually
fair, with the new and radiant light as
of another world shining in his blue
eyes, and the girl, in her sweet, strong
beauty, reminding one of the water
lilies at her feet, iu that they were both
so fair and had equally sprung from
muddy impurity and filth, they seemed
emblems of spiritual and material life.
The river scarcely murmured now, but
just whispered as the trees waved gent
ly in the breeze, "Children, I nave
brought you home to the spirits who
love you. uooa night, gooa night."
Then the children saw that they were
not alone, but that two figures clothed
in long, flowing draperies sat beneath
the drooping trees. They were both
beautiful, exceedingly; but the face of
one was as the face of an angel, glorious
with an infinite peace and joy, while
tne lace oi tne other, though, beautiful,
was sad, and drawn and tear-stained,
as though with passionate suffering
"Children," said she with the sad.
solemn face, as they stood before them
silent and awed, we have been wait
ing for you to-night my sister and I;"
and she smiled. The girl looked at
them, ana instinctively snranx away
from the beautiful, sad being who had
spoken and went close up to the other,
whose eyes were fixed, beaming and
smiling, on her brother.
"Yo are so beautiful," she said, ' an'
look so bright and happy. Wull yo
make my boy well, so he can enjoy his
self in the fields and woods?"
Then the spirit with the radiant eyes
rose and beckoned to the boy. " I
come to take your brother home," she
said, " where he will be well and joy
" An' may I no come too?" the girl
asked, putting her arm round her
brother's neck, as if to keep him with
her. I cannot live withouten him!"
Her mouth quivered and the tears
welled up big and bright into her eyes.
'My child," the spirit answered
softly, " you cannot come with your
brother now the time is not yet; some
day I will come for you, and he will
come with me to welcome you. But
now my sister wants you still, and has
work for you to do."
The girl turned and looked timidly
up at tne sad-eyed spirit, who said:
" Yes, my child! you belong to me;
my sister has called your brother from
me. In that he is happier than you.
But I will love you too. You need not
fear me if vou will only trust me and
be brave. Will you come?" She held
out her arms to her; and the girl,
touched and attracted by the sad face
went towards her and said, still holding
her brother's hand tightly clasped in
her own: " I am notafeard o' you, an' I
wull trust yo; but i cannot give up my
"You must!' the sister-spirit an
swered. In spite of the glowing beauty the
children both felt that her will was in
" Sister," said the boy, "yo mun let
me go; I feel her drawing me, an' I
cannot stay. I wull be so happy.
An' yo wull come to me. Juss me an'
let me go!"
She turned and clasped him passion
ately in her arms. I wull let yo go."
she sobbed, " but it be so hard, so
hard! We was so happy together."
" I be so tired," he murmured, as he
leaned, supported in her arms, with his
head against her breast ana bis lips
close to hers.
The radiant-eyed spirit approached
them and took the boy by the hand.
" ComeH' she said gently. " I will take
"My boy! my boy!" cried the girl
Eiteously; and for a moment, as she
eld him fast in her strong, young
arms, it seemed as though her love
were deep enough to keep him in spite
of the spirit's call.
" Sister, let me . go. I wull come
again to yo, an' fetch yo."
Then with a moan, she loosed her
arms and kissed him and let him go.
Then the spirit wrapped the boy in her
garments, and kissed him solemnly on
brow and eyes and mouth; and behold!
beneath the power of that embrace, his
face brightened into health and life and
beauty; and the immortal radiance that
breathed from the spirit's form fell
upon him and glorified him. And as
his sister gazed wonderingly at him,
the spirit took him by the hand, and
they disappeared from her sight. Then
she with the saddened eyes came to the
girl and bent over her as she wept, and
whispered, laying her band on her
brow: "Be brave, and fear not!" and
then she -too vanished. It was morn
ing, and the sun was peering curiously
in at the window of the queer tumble
down house in Mile-end. And this was
the sight it saw. The father was still
breathing heavily on the floor; and on
the bed the brother and sister still lay
close clasped in each other's arms. Her
breathing was soft and regular, and her
cheeks were wet with tears. On his
face shone a radiant smile, for his was
the sleep of death! Exchange.
Xbe Chirac Po-tofllce Buraed.
Chicaqo, Jan. 4.
At 3:30 o'clock this afternoon fire
was discovered in the Honore Block,
corner of Dearborn and Adams streets.
This edifice which is one of the finest
in the city, was the first erected immedi
ately preceding tbe great fire iu 1871.
It was rebuilt soon alter on the same
plan in French Renaissance style, al
most classical in its severity. It is 192
feet on Dearborn street and 150 on
Adams. It was five stories high, with
basement and Mansard roof, faced with
Lemont limestone and finished in brick,
iron and stone. The foundation and
wall were of unusual stability, the
lightest wall being sixteen inches in
thickness. It was built for a hotel, but
being remodeled for business purposes
was occupied by the postomce soon
after the fire of 1874. Its original cost
was over $300,000, but it could prob
ably be put up now for less.
The floors were occupied as follows:
Basement by the post-office; first and
second floors by the post-office and by
the Chicago & Alton Railroad Com
pany; third floor by Gen. Sheridan and
staff as army headquarters of the mili
tary division oi tbe Missouri; fourth
floor by the military and by the follow
ing lawyers: Lawrence, Campbell &
Lawrence, isbam & Lincoln, doc
& Ives; fifth floor by the Quartermaster
of the Army, by the heavy mail de
partment and by bhuefeld & Westover.
The latter firm were just moving in.
and lost their law library of 4,000 to
5,000 books. The upper rooms in the
Mansard roof were occupied by the
watchman and others as a domicile.
The fire originated in the carpenter
shop in tbe basement. While tbe car
penter was absent in the upper stories,
the flames swept without warning up
the hatchway to the roof and drove
out the tenants of the upper stories in
an incredibly short time. The rapidity
with which the flames progressed after
reaching the top of the building pre
vented escape by the stairway of a num
ber of postoffice employes, who were
driven to tho roof, and for a time re
mained there in an agony of suspense
and alarm awaiting rescue. A woman
who leaned imploringly out of a window
in the fifth story was saved by the gal
lantry of a n reman who ascended the
fire-escape and bore her earthward in
his arms.' The men were saved not
an instant too soon by a long rope
which was procured, and on which
tbey in turn sua to the ground. The
mail matter was gotten out of danger
in a short time, and all the valuables
about the postoffice were locked up in
the vaults. The mail matter was taken
to the new Singer building on State
and Washington streets, whence, busi
ness will be transacted for the present.
The postal cars will do a large amount
oi the work which would otherwise fall
on the department. All the mails left
to-night as usual.
The building, which is owned by the
Connecticut Mutual Insurance Compa
ny, was damaged to an amount vari
ously estimated at 9100,000 to $150,'
000. Insured for $200,000.
The Fetter ve.tlUou
New Obxkahb, Dee. STL
The Potter sub-committee met this morning
rresenv, run. -iarson .-. rotter, cnairman,
and Ex-Gov Cox. Oscar Arrayo, Secretary of
Slate, produced tbe records of his office re
lating- to the election or lsitj. r. U. Deslonde,
Secretary of State under Gov. Kellogg, testi
fied to affixing; his signature to the first set of
Republican Electors! certificates; signed it
Dec. 6; didn't recollect sifming any second
set during; Christmas week, witness also
testified that he furnished to. Got. Kellogg
daring August, 1876, blank commis
sions for the Supervisors of Registration
and clerks to be used by George L. Smith,
present Collector of this port, while running
for Congress in the Fourth District. Judge
Billings, of the United States District Court,
testified to a request having been made upon
him to return the first set of Republican
certificates, as it was alleged they were In
formal. Judge Billings declined to grant tbe
request and subsequently the second set was
handed to him. Peter Joseph, the Republic
an Elector testified to facta already known
about signing the first and second seta of Re
publican certificates. J. D. Kennedy was ex
amined, and declared that he had not spirited
away tbe negro Kelly as he had been chanced
b some Northern papers; In fact Kelly was
now and had been for some months in Washing
ton, Messrs. Raymond, Lloyd and Malony.clerks
in a carpet house here, testified to having
found in their store on Sept. 19 a bundle of
documents left there by and addressed to
Mrs. Agnes Jenks. These documents were
froduced before the committee. The most
mportant was one purporting to be the al
leced original " Sherman letter." Chairman
Potter made a statement to the press to the
effect that these documents had been dropped
by Mrs. Jenks for the purpose of imposing
upon the committee. He declared that the
so called copy of tbe Sherman letter was a
forgery. Tbe committee then adjourned to
New Orleans, Jan. 1.
At to-day's session of the Potter Committee
Mr. John Ray, counsel for Secretary Sherman,
filed a communication setting forth that he
had no intention of offering further evidence
on the subject of intimidations in the elections
of 1876. Ex-Gov. Michael Hahn was examined,
and corroborated the statement of Ex-Secre
tary or State Deslonde, to tbe effect that blank
commissions of appointment for supervisors of
registration and clerks bad been furnished to
George S. Smith for use in the Fourth Con
gressional District. Habn at the time was
Bute Registrar of Voters. Witness testified
that while Superintendent of the Mint here
he appointed Thomas D. Jenks to a posi
tion. Tbe only recommendation Jenks had
was a verbal one, and the witness declined to
tell the name of tbe gentleman making this
m-uiumcnuKLiuu. voairman rotter men an
nounced that Inasmuch as trrvral witnesses
wanted In tbe committee were In Washington
the committee would adjourn to meet in that
city next Tuesday. In tbe meantime Mr.
John Ray, representing Mr. Sherman, and an
other gentleman to be selected by the chair
man, would remain in New Orleans and take
whatever testimony might be offered in re
buttal of the evidence already taken by tbe
committee. The committee then adjourned.
Mr. Potter says Col. F. C. Zacberle will prob
ably be appointed to act with Hon. Jobn Ray
in taking testimony after tbe departure of the
After the committee adjourned, Mr. Potter
remarked in conversation that the object of
this visit of the committee to New Orleans
was to give Secretary Sherman an opportunity
of producing any further evidence in support
of his charge of intimidation in the election
of 1876, ana inasmuch as Mr. Ray, counsel for
Sherman, had communicated to the commit
tee that be had no further evidence to offer
on this subject, the object of the committee
on this visit wss accomplished. Tbe members
of the committee left for Washington this
The TL'bIvb Pacific Report of the
WasHUtOTOX, Jan. 4.
Thb Government directors have sent their
annual report to the Secretary of the Interior.
They are of the opinion that the Union Pacif
ic, in view of the extremely liberal aid it has
received irom tne uovsrnment, ana tne Dru
liancy of its success as a commercial enter
prise, should be judged by the most severe
standards known among the railroads of the
country. Measured by this standard, they re
port the deficiencies many and apparent. At
the same time the nrortcrtv is beine bron&rht
up with steadiness, though slowly, to a fair
degree of average excellence. Tbe failure to
replace wttb steel rails the worn out Iron rails
is sharply criticised, and the directors say al
though the policy now pursued by the com
pany in regard to the material condition of
the property is careful and sufficiently safe, it
is dt no means liberal, nor sucn as tne country
has a right to expect or the Government to
The policy as respects the completion and
renewal oi tne roaa wnicn tne company appa
rently has pursued and now is pursuing might.
perhaps, if judged by the test of strict busi
ness principles in the shrewd management of
a practical monopoly, be deemed a fairly lib
eral one. Tbe property, instead of deteriora
ting, is being brought up with steadiness,
though slowly, to a fair degree of average ex
cellence, it Is still, however, lar snort oi wnat,
wlth its original endowment and large present
earnings, It ought to be, and very far short in
almost every respect of that high standard of
excellency, both in scope and in detail, to
wnicn inase laminar witn tne great iruna
lines of tbe country are now accustomed. There
is. however, nothing in the d resent sharie of
organization, as regards the division of labor
and study of detail, which would indicate that
it Is a work of any superior organizing mind.
It gives rather the impression of being
simple even tocruaencss, ana quite lacking in
system, it is true union racmc nas al
ways been operated and renewed under cir
cumstances uniavoraoie at least 10 lis mor
ough reorganization. Its ownership has more
than once changed, and. as Is well known. It
has at times beenin hands more solicitous as
to tbe movements of the stocK market tnan
honestly desirous of attaining even material
excellence. No system whatever has been
Sursued in filling up subordinate positions,
.s vacancies occurred, officers have come to
the road from all sections of tbe country, and
have brought with them theories and methods
which are far from uniform. They did not
recognize some standards, nor was it oorious
they In many cases bave any conception of
what tne nignest stanaaras were.
The road Is. reported liberally equipped with
rolling stock. The company seems to be pur
suing a systematic and sufficiently liberal pol
icy of renewing its bridges, and the road bed,
although as a whole not yet brought up to the
proper standard of excellence. Is being rapid
ly improved, ana toe completion oi neeaea
improvements will be a simple and Inexpen
However it might be if the road were com
pleted ana Drought throughout up to a out
class standard, it is obvious the percentage of
operating expenses to earnings is now smaller
than it should be. The policy of the company
should be a public spirited policy. The com
munity has the right to expect that in its
commercial relations strict business principles
should be tempered with liberality. It would
not seem, therefore, unreasonable to ask the
development of tbe country, and easy and
economical exchange oi traulc should be con
sidered by tbose invested with the manage
ment, as well as tbe strict business view of
tbe largest profit, in anv event it Is clearlv
the mission of tbose representing tbe Nation
al Government in the Union Pacific direction,
if, indeed, tbey have any mission to develop
the principle of public responsibility, and
keep it continually in the minds of those
more Immediately Interested with tbe man
agement. The business policy of the corpora
tion should be large and liberal-minded, above
all a policy which seeks, as far as circumstances
will permit, to avoid all discriminations, and
to deal reasonably and equitably, both with
other roads and differently circumstanced in-
aiviaaais ana communities.
All things considered, its tariffs, though
high in comparison with those on some trunk
lines oi tbe ast. are lower than tne average:
in no respect appear extortionate. These
tariffs, which were practically put in tbe
trans-continental business of the country,
were devised by two freight agents, never be
fore being publicly announced or submitted
for consideration even to tbe Executive Com
mittee or Directors, and were finally put in
force, to the utter surprise of the public by
the verbal authority, so far as can be ascer
tained, of the President and a single di
The through business over the Union Pa
cific is mainly done by large houses. Tbey
have special contracts covering it at less than
published tariff rates, and these lack that ele
ment oi publicity wnicn win always remain
one real safeguard against discriminations.
By tbe act of May 7th, 1878, commonly
known as the " Pacific Railroads Funding
bill," tbe Government would seem to have
given its formal approval to tbe present
business policies of both these corporations
by insisting on having a share of their re
sults. In tbe report which accompanied
that act tbe Senate Judiclarv Committee
very distinctly rests it on the large net
earnings of the roads to wbicb it ap
plies, ana expresses tne opinion that these
earnings " will be largely increased in the fu
ture ;" and again that tbey " in the future will
not be leas than they were In tbe five years of
ibt-o." inese net earnings in part were.
nowever, anaii maintainea tneywiuiniuiure
continue to be, the direct result of that policy
on the part of those managing the Union Pa
cific which the directors, in this report, bave
felt it their duty to criticise. The directors
have already intimated their belief that
the percentage of net earnings (fifty
eight per cent, returned bv the Union Pacific
during the last five vears is considerably larger
than It should have been. The adoption by
the company of a liberal policy as respects re
newals ana local easiness aeveiopment wouia,
unquestlonably, for some -vears to come de
crease that percentage. The Government
should, however, for obvious reasons, exert
all its Influence to that end.
Meanwhile the legislation referred to would
seem to sanction a wholly different policy, in
the unnaturally large results of which it is
proposed to secure its isir snare to tne nation
al Treasury. The Government becomes, in
short, one of the principal beneficiaries from
the system of railroad management, which is,
to say the least, in some respects, unjust, in
some respects harsh, and in nearly all respects
uuoerai to its own citizens, wane tne Gov
ernment occupies this position it would seem
difficult for tbose who represent It more im
mediately in the direction of the company to
exercise any considerable influence in lavor oi
a policy more liberal but less immediately
The course of the company in Its business
policy toward the public is, in some respects,
considered open to much adverse criticism on
the ground of illlberality, but nevertheless,
present tariffs do not appear to be extortion
ate. The directors, in their report, think the
enactment of the recent funding act has bad
a direct tendency to retard at present tbe
adoption of a more liberal but less immediate
ly profitable policy by the company, the Gov
ernment having thus become one of the prin
cipal beneficiaries in tbe present system of
management by exacting a large proportion
of tbe proceeds. They report that a consoli
dation ef the Union Pacific with its connect
ing branch lines is not now desirable In public
Interests, but they recommended that the
compauies be compelled to submit their dif
ferences on tbe subject of " pro rating" to a
decision of some impartial board of arbitra
tors. In conclusion, the directors indorse the
recommendation of Secretary Schurs for leg
islation which shall enable the Government
to cede to the railway company all sections of
grazing or desert lands on one side of the
road and receive from it all similar sections
on the other, in order that each party may
dispose of the land in large tracts, in which
alone they are desirable or susceptible of
profitable use by purchasers.
I PstatMS Mix.
We remember seeing on exhibition
at the Shelby Fair last fall a half bushel
of potatoes which were entered as rus
sets. The judges were inclined to give
them the premium, but on account of
the appearance concluded they must be
of the peerless variety. The tubers
really looked much like the latter, but
many of them strongly bore the marks
of the russet. Now, the question arises,
do different kind of potatoes which are
cultivated a length of time together
The following from a correspondent
of the Western Farm Journal bearing
upon the subject, and taking the all r ill
ative view, will be read with interest:
H says: Many years ago I saw
changes going on in the hills, for which 1 1
oouldnot account,and the very existence
of which was stoutly denied oy prom
inent cultivators, the change being al
ways ascribed by them to accidental
mixings in handling. But I determined
to find out for mvself the cause, what
ever it might be. I began by planting
strong-growing varieties in alternate
rows with others less strong, contriving
to have both blossom at the same time.
After two seasons the result began to
appear in new and distinct varieties. In
some instances entire hills would be
changed; in others only a single eye in
a tuber. And these changes extended
to the time of ripening, the color of the
vines and their habits oi growth, and
would be permanent. The first thing
I learned was that the impregnation
took place one year and affected only
the buds or eyes, to be followed the next
year by the changes in the tubers; and
with very few exceptions the duality of
the variety thus produced is always in
ferior to the original. Without doubt
the laws that apply to particular breeds
of animals apply also to particular
varieties of vegetables, and the foreign
substance enters into the circulation of
the plant, and deterioration is the
natural result of the introduction of
bad blood. The deterioration is con
stantly taking place without the aid of
man, and will take place in spite of
him. Getting seed from a distance does
not remedy the evil, for the cause exists
The flower of the potato is what
botanists call a " wildflower." It has
no attraction for 'insects. A bee never
touches it nor a fly. The pollen is car
ried by wind to a considerable distance,
as the pollen of corn is carried, and im
pregnation takes place in the same way
wherever there are flowers to receive it.
There seems to be but two remedies,
and they are but partial. One is to se
lect the ripest and most perfect tubers
from the hills and grow seed from
them, rejecting from the product all
the small and imperfect ones. This is
mv own practice, and from such seed-
Elots I am careful to pick all flower
uds before they open. The other is to
procure varieties of undoubted excel
lence and grow them as long as it is
How Oysters Are Patterned.
' Vert few persons who feed on the
large and toothsome oysters which are
served up at the raw boxes of many of
the oyster-houses in this city have the
remotest idea from what source the
luscious bivalves are obtained or in
what manner thev are fattened.
- The oyster obtained from Tangier
sound, Lynnhaven, and what are known
as the Seaside oysters, are a rather
small oyster, inclosed in an immense
shell, their native element being saU
water.' These oysters, when dredged
and brought to the Baltimore market,
are sold to the packers and others at
the rate oi about sixty cents a bushel.
Recently a plan has been discovered
by which these oysters can not only be
fattened in a very short time, but their
value enhanced at least lou per cent.
Two of the larger oyster-packing firm
are now en?ased in this business, and
the manner of procedure is - described
as follows by one who has watcnea the
When the oysters are unloaded from
the pungies they are transferred to
scows, over wnicn a aecK is duue, and
on which deck the oysters are placed.
Each of these scows will carry a deck
load of about 600 bushels of oysters,
The scows are then towed to a point in
the Patapsoo River near the Berry Bar
Bridge, where the water is quite shal
low. The vacant spce in the scow, be
tween the deck and the bottom, is filled
with water by means of a valve, and
the scow is sunk. There she is left
during two flood tides, when the water
is pumped irom ner dv means ox a
small machine provided lor tne pur
pose, and the scows are then towed up
to the city again.
The change from the salt to the fresh
water and the immersion of the bvster
during these flood-tides, it is said, fat
tens them until what was at first but a
comparatively insignificant oyster be
comes a plump and luscious bivalve,
filling its enure immense shell.
After this operation, the oysters,
which, as stated, cost originally about
sixty cents a bushel, are placed on the
market, and readily command from
1.50 to 91.60 a bushel.
Yesterday there were seven scow
loads of these oysters immersed, and
the firms engaged in the business have
twelve scows constantly employed.
The whole operation is under the super
vision oi one man, who undertakes tne
fattening for a consideration of ten
cents a bushel, the firms furnishing all
the appliances. nauimore JSews.
A Minnesota letter to the St. Paul
Pioneer Press says: "The cane sor
ghum should be perfectly ripe for har
vest; the ripest will produce best sugar.
In the present season the cane which
stood the longest made the largest pro
portion of sugar. If the cane is not
ripe before frost it will pay to cut, but
the planter must not expect as good
quality of product. Do, therefore, not
procure seed of late growing. The
Minnesota early amber is without doubt
the earliest sort known, as well as the
richest in saccharine matter. By let
ting the cane season a while in the field
after cutting and before pressing a bet
ter quality of sugar is obtained.. The
useless properties seem to dry out, and
nothing like as much green gummy
scum rises in boiling as is the case f
the cane is worked immediately after
cutting. The leaves must not be
stripped off during the curing process,
or a loss is occasioned; two or' three
weeks is about the time required for
curing. If not frozen, the cane will
keep for two months. Freezing injures
the quality. ' Frozen cane should be
worked as soon as possible. If by split
ting a cane the pith is found to have a
greenish appearance, it indicates injury
by freezing. The natural color is white.
When going to the mill the seed heads
must be cut about one foot from the
head and then dried. The cane should
be dry when hauled to tbe mill or sheds.
All broken cane will sour and damage
the product. '
Preaidcmt Llneola sm stDeadliemd.
Here's a trm souvenir of the great
Abraham Lincoln. It is a true copy of
a letter on file among the archives of
the Chicago and Alton road at the
Superintendent's office in Bloomington.
It is a modest request for the renewal
of a season pass on the Alton road :
Springfield, Feb. 13; 1S58. R. P.
Morgan, Supt. C. & A. R. R.; Dr. Sir:
Says Sam to John, " here's your old
rotten wheelbarrow. I've broke it
usin' on it. 1 wish you would take it
and mend it, case I shall want to bor
row it this afternoon." Acting on this
as a precedent, here's your old
" chalked hat." I wish you would take
it and send me a new one, case I shall
need to use it the 1st of March.
Yours truly, - A. Lincoln.
Ir chickens have cholera give them
wet food for a few days, well stirred
into one feed a teaspoonful ef sulphur,
and into the next about a teaspoonful
of powdered charcoal, and so alternate
the food for about three days.
Bs sum and call for Dr. Ball's Cough
Syrup, If you are troubled with a bad cough
or cold. It will give you relief. For sale by
every respectable Druggist. One bottle, 23
cents; five bottles for tl.OQ.
When Ham was sick was he cured
by smokingP X. T. Mail.
Are the farm implements all under
cover well cleaned and oiled.
Potato Balls. Mash eifht boiled
potatoes; add butter, size of an egg; two
spoonfuls of milk; a little salt; stir it
well; roll with your hands into balls;
roll them in egg and crumbs; fry them
in hot fat or brown in the oven.
It Pats. Take good care of vounir
stock during the winter it pays. Raise
the best breeds of stock of aU kinds
it pays. . Keep the young animals
crowing and give them plenty to eat
it pays. Give every animal you keep a
warm place to sleep it pays.
Farmers can find much to their
profit in a study of the markets, both
domestic ana foreign, xkeep wausn on
the ' movements of bread-stuffs and
stock, and note - the fluctuations of
prices, and the shrinkages as compared
with former years, anere istoou ior
reflection here. .
The following is a good receipt for
worms in horses: Powdered poplar
bark, two ounces: powdered sulphur,
four ounces, mixed well. Divide th,e
mass into twelve parts, and mix one
with the food every night. This will
not only remove worms, but also tone
up the diyestive organs, so that the
parasites cannot for a time find foot
Ice Cream Cake and Raisin Pie.
Take one pound of raisins, turn over
them one quart of boiling water. A.eep
adding so there will be a quart when
done. Grate the rind of one lemon into
one. cup of sugar, three spoonfuls of
flour, one egg; mix well together; turn
the raisins over the mixture, stirring
the while. This makes three pies. Bake
as other pies.
Jumbles. One cup butter, two of
aucrar beaten top-ether, one CUD milk.
half teaspoonful soda stirred into the
milk, and four eggs; beat it well to
gether; add spice of any kind, six cups
. r. . ... . I . - & - r . I-
oi nour; roil it ratuer iuiu, uui it wiui at
tumbler and with a wine-glass to form
a ring; brush them over with the white
of an egg. and sift on a very little fine
sugar before baking. Bake them fif
teen or twenty minutes.
Cream Cakes One pound of flour,
half pound of butter and one pint of
boiling water, pour water boiling hot
on the batter, and put it over the fire;
as soon as it begins to boil Btir into the
flour; when cool, add nine eggs, well
beaten. Drop the crust on tins and
bake in a quick oven fifteen or twenty
minutes. When they are done open
them ana put in as mucn custard as
possible. It is a great improvement to
the appearance of the crust to rub it
over with the white of an egg before it
is baked. - . -.
One of the adjuncts to the workshop
of every farm ought to be a set of tools
needed in mending harness, so that the
boys may, on rainy days, learn a new
trade, and save quite an expense.
With harness a stitch in time saves,
not nine; but ninety-nine more.--The
essentials are two awls, needles, waxed
ends, and a clamp to hold the pieces to
be sewed. Tbe last may be made out
of a couple of barrel staves fastened to
a block and tightened by a strap around
the middle. Some mending will have
to go to the shop; but, in the course of
the year, quite a sum can be saved by
merely sewing up the ripped and torn
E laces in the harness or padding. 'We
ave found copper rivets, sold in half
pound boxes, of great advantage in
mending harness. ' Half-inch - rivets
come into play oftenest, though a few
three-quarter-inch ones may be needed.
All the fairs give the first premiums and
special awards of great merit to Hop Bitters,
as tne purest and best family - medicine, and
we most heartily approve of the awards, for
we know tbey deserve it. They are now on
exhibition at the State Fairs, and we advise
all to test them. See another column.
Way. Verily t
Why be an animated tallow-shop when Al
lan's Anti-Fat is a safe and sure remedy for
obesity, or corpulence, and win reduce the
most tli-proportioned form to a graceful out
line within a faw weeks. It contains no in
gredients that can possibly prove deleterious
to tbe system. A well-known chemist, after
examining its constituents and tbe method of
its preparation,, gives it bis unqualified in
dorsement as a remedy that " cannot but set
favorably upon the system and is well calcu
lated to attain the object for which it la at
tended." Batjttmobs, M6V Jury 17th, 1978.
Pbop'bs Allah's Aim-Vac Buffalo, N. V.:
Dear i I have taken two bottles of Al
lan's Anti-Fat and it has reduced me eight
pounds. Very respectfully,
lias. L R. Coles.
Riducetd Price. Twenty-five cents will
now buy a fifty-cent bottle of Puofi Cure for
Consumption. Thus tbe best Cough Medicine
is within the reach of every body, for sale by
Factjlabs regarding Electric Belts tree.
Address Pulvermacher Galvanic Co.. Clncln.Q.
NKWXOBK. Jan. 7.
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WHEAT Red Winter, No. 3. . 1 09 &
No. 1 White 1 5
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OATS Mixed Western 90 O
PORK Moo 8
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tested Fellows' BrpopbAspriMea, sod
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and other diseases of the Throat sod
TfrA tat mptherle nrostrsUoD sad
Cmwk f oilowbic Tmbatd Few, are
valeot bare, it ki tbe tMst remedial
ascot I have ever osed. Bat tar es
bAustloa at the powers at tbe brain
and nervous srstem, from ksia-oon-ttmMd
stndr or twarhroa'. or la tboss
hBiMMm from which so Bssnv roun men
suffer, I know of no batter nMdidna.
XDWia CLAY. M. P.
Facwash, H. S, January 14.
Xeatlaaomlal to Nr. FeUws. -
We, the andnstmied. dei sjiusu of m sfetbodn
Church In Norm scoaa, hsvlnc used the prepsrstloa
known as Follom' Compound Srrupof Hrpopboipbltes.
prepared by Mr. Junn L Fellows. Cbemist, St. John, H.
K. or hartnx known cjuk wherein U effects wrwe Wmo
flclaL belters tttobesrelUble remedy for the diseases .
James S. Hennlgsr. Frsa of Cmfi leans t
J. ci-rna oc vooiereuc i maw,
W. Weddsll. Alex. W. Nk-nolTW.otc.otc -
prospect of success. B was on ana of these
nut usmwsI the ' fill atootBetPsot
on the Human Brstem. . .
- Iruvlaaoferim thrssof awtoawM
or abut up In my hand In soon a maimer, by tha coa-
raAcnotlor raa coass, tBatSasr werawnrv U oasis
some tomeln my dalUSToeaUoB. IeouM not bandta .
aw toota ssl wished, andoftaa tnouchtl waaM have
BV null I artist thaw) out at tbawas.
used enrTtalns that ottered any nope at roUot, but aU
to no effect. Well. I say, I was worktor wrtk Bfo
Silicon at the forsBj and of eoarss oould not peyront lr
eomlnc In contact with mj hsoSa '.L.'
ItooknonaUesot the effect K had prsaue UBttl
ana day, wishing to rasa heavy hammer, I sisped with
BverooBsa Dana, ana aiiMnwHij - -
I could nanny belhna my eyea
showed my bands to my wits I
rue ana i
I sera rum a r o
hTa tt dkf fn mv case pro- -
bora sod hlends (for milts around V Who
from Swelled limbs. J'u,2SQiis Sl
Joints. Bums. etc. all of which it eared w o any
tSSSiaTSS that ths Kleetro slUoon l-.m2
would perietrate the skin of mn farther thaa any otqer
snbstanos, R ooeamd to me that It- mast.be a f
tbe borss. and It has proved ttself
applications msll external dlisam oooogtns to fca :
nbble nlml Prepared by ths
Electro Slliooa Ualaeat Cs., Etalra,lt.Y.
SOX , anemnaa, O.
Wholesale Aars. cueaaa,
H. EL S. PDTAFOllE.
Comic Opera, by Arthur Sulliyaa, :
IS the mostpormfsrthtnrof tbektndevwr FrriwniedJa
thu country. - Music excellent aad easy, and words un
exceptionable, roskrna It my dnlraMS for amateur
parTorauao In say toww er-olllace. li awat sow. wrth
words, music and libretto roarplota. mailed anywhere .
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-XBtjix. B V ''JJCUH iiians;nabi 76p-"
;., ;eretta by the same author. - eta.
SOSOV B0JT9AQE., By Caunwicav l.O0
2UnL42ZA-S. By Buwaariau, 1.00 ,
XSTHX. - "' ' " ' By Basnuar, M
- rsallw twraav- MaaaUaa" - I
aaisaidl OtS BSlauaBaaMt" (i.)-Hlasralsa
a" (Kleta) -lat tat Cfcartty" (60
aaeaa. Tbe last three are Juveniles.
C. W. aiinsaCs- -N
HI m 843 Broadway. K. .
la an s-.slars and .-ihi-IbMs cure lay
Irmek Jnttmpatmm nl the nam of Optra,
sx-x ma !..(. .-J tdrt 1 a, a4 at '
a i i 2 1 .tl aV a-lnay an aP
then, reiiteitBg th fmtm or ctwMln ftnyf
(venous perrWt end trreslsrable cootroi o
the sobriety ot tlinmnlviiS and their Manas.
It prerentsthat absolute phyeicalaod moral
arosfrstioa that follows the swdjdsw sna-tog
off from uarxar atlmulE w narcotlca.
rackaje. prepaid, to csrs) to -Toaw, ,
oratTOot lranjMs, SI TS. TOTpsrancaana
Charitable societies should nse it.
It Is harmless and pirrer-failing.
HOP KREM MF43. COM AtstaV
3tie 3on Gchlr:
Destroys all pain, loosens Ike eosr. !
the nerves and prodoees rest. It never mils
as perform Im perfect cam wawra ths j
asnaaowax p. -
Try It ones and you wfflttadltao. .i
FOB. SALB BT ALL DRfJ6I8T8.
ra tha mi Iciest e
curs HKADAOME: BILKU8IESS,'
LIVER COMPI-AIMT and IMOICS
Tona-up the ayatdtna sva-raatora
hal3i to - thoawa auyfertrig from,
ganaral debllltf and nervousness.
Sravatby all Druc3sta29. pK bJU,
T Asiiaawa " wwauy a. savi
stnssi as saMw ia a- o a a and Sanaa an-1
Mas naraons aj -ana tea- at osm .jaa? say
- - - - a -taj tetav.
alssaesi s Tm
au ana rwan o wjm.- Sol tar ,
a Pnco a I par bou-a. PamBhlst on -ifr-
-at aetu aad i asaiaeraaris aa a a- iai1"BS-t j
' raMlshed la lav tart Cure
ww- ,. and . a Diseases,
. ., . nawioasf a aaalitua
e , r or Is - . eircutara aad Rnraices .
Tiiiiissi saw. an, Aurora, is no On . Is.
1 .-JfUl 1
, aftan nat tas wsntt some rstsns naiaiaj I sola
soaVatronattnororrs.s that I osutd work Bat a bat- 'j,
taradVactara, TMs todwaastoBulBissaBTwnwaV
to Opera! Cantatas!
In mm: -VWCM "ay Swum
outer rrsrO? co., it.
M. Ptosa m sv-TOC-iitaslaVI-Ua.
A ehoteB front over 1,000, 0B0 seres " Iowa aanasla, -' "
doawestfroniChicsta. at from to to tK per acre. In ,
rarm toot, al.d na easy terasa. Low frelxh aneVaram
Markets. Ko wtldenitaa no ague no Indians. Land. - t
naks-lne; Hearts front Chlcaxe, free to bayera. jnw
Mai. lamphlt-! and In II Infuratatton apply la
Iowa railruau i.AxutoarAxY, '
Oeuar. aCaptus. iwa. at HI Hsatwiiuli aasssa, Wistewa. ; .
eeUla- anial eaTn taw wuiidi ana saw Is .
Jrss. Address Jay Bisnawa, astr-t, a-a, '
inc on !. ixiT i
sBa wi w.iaastibi aponaae stmpa
-s-onts wanted. X. Gansalin. Obt Troy. H k.
S-tan Hay Scale. N!
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