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CURIOUS AND SCIENTIFIC.
ProfesFor Bottger announces the discov
ery of a new re-agent, which, he assert?, Is
highly gentitive to the alkalies. It is a col
oring extract ot tho coleus verfchnfl'etti, and
Is producr (1 by digestion for 24 hours, in
pure alcohol, to which a few drops ot f ul-
Ehuric acid have been added. The hue is a
rilliant red, which turns green on contact
with any alikali. It is not affected by car
bonic acid, and will detect the slightest trace
of ammonia In illuminating gas, if moist
ened and placed against an open jet. The
presence of the minutest quantity of a car
bonate of any of the alkalies is detected by
After a very cold snap, one in the deep
woods will hear the frequent cracking of
trees. Tins Is observaoic only alter tne
weather has beun to moderate and before
it reaches the thra wing point. Why is this?
The cause is the contraction and subsequent
re-expansion of the interior of the trees
caused by the change ot temperature.
''When 1 open the door on a cold frosty
morning, the steam of the room is suddenly
condensed and appears as fog rushinsr in
from the door. Explain the reason." Hot
air ;an take up more moisture than cold air
if it is saturated with steam and cooled off
by the admission of air from without, part
of the wat r which was held in suspension
is preclpitateu and appears as log.
Professor Koscoe, K.R.S.. of Manchester.
England, has devised some very curious
and interesting lecture experiments illus
trative ot tne action ot tue cnemical rays
upon certain description of common mat
ter, one of which is the following: A bulb
of very thin glass, about the size of a hen's
ess. he fills in the dark, or bv the aid of a
yellow light, with a mixture e pure hydro
gen and chlorine gases, the gases being pro
duced by the decomposition of hydroch
loric acid by the voltaic current. The room
being darkened the bulb thus prepared is
placrd In a four-sided lantern provided
with red and u!u glasses. Now havinjr
covered with a cloth all thesides of the lan
tern except the one fitted with red class.
the lecturer plare3 a long-stoppered glass
jar filled with nitric oxide and bisulphide
of carbon vapor in front of the exposed
side and on appljinr a burning match to its
mouth a brilliant flash of pale blue light,
rich In chemical rays, is the result. But as
rad glass absorbs such rays, none can get
uirougii to tne glass diiid winch is fixed in
the lautern. A seconl itr of the mixed
vapors is next tired in front of the lantern's
side fitted with blue glass, and as the latter
transmits the chemical rays, the union of
tne nyurojren ann cniorme g.ices is the re
sult and the bulb is burst in ihe explosion
Lewenbock tells us of an insert seen with
the microscope of which 20 000.000 would
not equal a mite, Inst cts of various kind
may De f een in the cavities ot a grain of
sand. Mould ia forest of btautifiil trees
with the branches leaves, and fruit. But
terflies are fully feathrred. Hairs are hoi
low tubes. The surface t f our bodies V
covered with scales, likeatish; a single
grim or sand would cover lot) of the scales,
and yet a scale covits 201) pores. Through
mese i.arrow openings ino sweat lorces it
sell like water through a sieve. The mite
make 500 glens a second. Ech dron c
stagnant water contains a world of animn
ted bt lugs, swimming with as much libem
as whales in the sea. E ich leaf has s colo
ny of insects grazing on it like cows on a
meadow. Jl'irui: Have some care as to
the air you breathe, the food you eat, and
the water von drink.
Distance Measuwxo Tklescoi-e. A
very ingenious di-taneo-measuring teles-
cop-has been constructed by Mr. Elliot, the
envnint, imuon optician, witli this in
s runirnt the measurement of disai,csr
aco'winlism d bv mransof tmo wires nla-nl
horizon'ally in the eye-piece, which, bv a
beautiful mechanical arrangement, have a
simultaneous movement from the center or
axis ot tin telescope.
The object to be observed is thus alsravs
in iub reuicr uj mc iiciu fcl view, tnauiinj
the observer to fee it uith the irreafis
clearness and precision, and under the most
tuvoramo conditions lor estimating dlstan.
iJiauureu iie, me two wires are
piaceu in contact by turning a graduated
ring on the eye-pnee from left to right, and
the edge ot the fixed index is tlien nr. n
ue telescope is now tocused to the olji-ct
under ob-ervation until it is seen distinctly,
then the divide ring is turneduntil he oK.
leetjs set-n exactly between the two wires.
The n quired distance is then shown upon
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iiiiiuri ijiik v.uu KriaL power,
liiwioviai Mim.$ I.A.Mi:. The Hechin
ics ' Magazine (h.iigiisii) describes a newly
invented saletv lamn for minors. It io n,i-
structeu oi a metal case, with an orifice
three inches in diameter, through which the
jigni issues, tne glass winch tills thi3 ori
fice being preserved jrora itjnry by several
"ufn V Miuuj win-, ine air is au
initted through an aperture in the bottom
and the hot air goes out through another a
me top oi me lamp. Jiut tliese aperture
are covered with wire-gauze, protected ii
such a way as to prevent the dangerous
practice of miners lighting their pipes
through the gauze, wnich is often done
witn me lamps now in use. Tli
lamp, made of common sheet iron, wei"h
aoout two pounds. One difficulty with
mining lanterns has been the breaking of
tne glass wnen it is brought into contract
wiui tne name; but m tbecaFe of this lamp
the light goes out immediately on the Ian.
urn ucmg nciu in sucii a position as to
bring the ton of the flame under tln olna
while held in any other position, the li"ht
remains burning. Another valuable feature
in uus invention, is, tuat as soon as the
lamp is taken into an atmosphere of fire
uaiup, me. name oegins to nicker, more or
less, accoruing to tne quantity of lire-damp
and eventnnllv frm.s nnr 1
The American Women Abroad.
Ihe women travelers trnm tho rv.- c:.7
. .t. CiUC
ui mi; .ci.ii.lii lie.
Whence do they come, and why these in
numerable womefc? There is not a t-.ihh.
cl hote m turf.pe at which they do not sit
i nuru is no. a picture-gallery in
which they do not herd together in gay
fashionably-dress, d groups, nor a public
promenade or bail at which they are not
uiu lumiiM urn must numerous ct youn"
people'. They travel with or without mat
rout; they have good or bad manniTS. as
uk rase may oe; out tney are mere, unmis
takable, natonal, irrepres-ible. Some are
iiivauus; some mere pieasure-seekers; some
intent on art, and others not; some make
3uu in wiui mirror, oiners make you proud
to call them fellow countrywomen. 'I'hr.r,.
is no possible kind of women which cannot
be found among them; and ye t they are in
a certain way alike, at least innotrrsem-
uimr me women ot any other nation in
ubu u way as to eicceive an intelligent for-
ciin-i. lw owiKceiiiuiu, last summer, a
very clever I'olish lady, who had bun ask
ing many quesnons aoout Amulet, llnalU
posed me by faying, "There Is one thinM
cannot understuid; perhaps you will have
the goodness to e-xplain it to m. It is la
demoi-elle Amerieuine. "Wlieirare the men
oi jimrrica ana me married wom-i ? '
ot long altera French la'? , a most the
uiusi lnieiugent woman I ev im t, asked
me the same thing, and added mmr not un
J"st crifcism upon the ways and manners
me mo-, -my oi me aemoiseiic Aineri
caines she had seen.
Again, I hapened to go for a few mo
ments to the house of a friend In Italy, on
the same evening with three other Araeri-
i? TV anu 13,3 18 wl,at a Rrande dame
uutwu uiuciioi many societies said
to us, her German husband agreeing with
her. She said, "I cannot believe that those
were unmarried women. It is n it possi-bIf-
iu are fooling me. But they come
-" ui" wuii jierieci composure; they
walk up to jou ealmly to say good evening;
they converse fluently on any subject that
arises; their manners prove them to bo mar-
"An-l i'ett" said my friend, "Itssureyou
tnat they are, one and all, unmarried."
rhe countes3 shrugged her shoulders.
Of course, since you say so. I must be
lieve." she said; "but I do not understand
I could tell a dozen similar stories out of
my orn experience, all leading to the fame
general result; namely, that the voung wo-1
men of America have made a certain im
pression In Europe, that they are regarded
a3 a class apart, and that even when they are
accepted as an rignttney are nottnorougniy
understood. Even those who behave much
like other women, whether their lives be
gay or quiet ones, can be distinguished
from both the English and Continental
eunc fille. It is perhaps somewhat in the
ftvor of the Americans that the difference
is noted, and they are of course received
everywhere with respect and pleasure. No
women, It is conceded, are more truly
charming and dignified, and they do much
to remove the bad impression caused by
another class of their country women. Old
and New, for October.
Revongo is Sweet.
The "Fat Contributor" writes : I recall
an adventure with a night clerk once, in a
western town. I retired, leaving directions
to be called for the express, which came
along at three o'clock in the morning. It
was Important that 1 snouiun t mif s tnar
train, and with this idea weighing upon my
mind, I couldn't sleep much. "Waking sud
denly from a doze, t consulted my watch
and found it was nearly three o'clock. I
dressed hurriedly, and going below, found
the night clerk asleep, witn ins tvet upon
the stove, and a half-consumed cigar in his
mouth. I shook him, and the following di
alogue ensued :
Traveler : " W on t the omnibus be here
Clerk, (gasping fearfully) : " W ha em
Traveler: "Why, the omnibus for the
Clerk : " ISO omnibus (gap) run mat
Traveler (growing excited at the prospect
oi ucmgiciij: --now lar is il iu iuc ut-
Clerk (lnzilv strikinsr a match to relight
his cigar) : " 'Bout a mile."
J raveler: " wen, can up ine pnrier nun
send him down with my baggage, and I'll
walk. Come, notime to lose.'
Clerk : Por'cr won't get up. He goes
to bed fir heeps."
traveler (dancing around witn nervous
e'xeitement : " How am I to get that tram,
Clerk (a long gap) : " Danitlno."
Traveler (diplomacy necessary): "Would
half a dollar induce you to go down to the
depot with me, and carry my baggage?"
Clerk (springing to ins leet witn great
alacrity): " Certiinly. sir; I will light a
lantern and jog right along."
The depot was a mile irom :own. a loneiy
place, with no other building near. Xo
friendly light glimmered from its windows,
the agent probably eijojingbis neecsary
five hours' sleen. "Good-bye."' said the
night clerk, as he received his lnlf dollar
and was about to return, leaving me to
w.tch out in the cold for the train.
" See here," said I, " is this train usually
" Harnly ever known to be on time," re
plied the night c:e'k. " line.! or leur
hours behind sometimes "
Here was a pleasair. prospect for me.
alone at the desolate depot, of a ela-k, win
try night. I was fearlul of robbers, too. I
hadn't much money; but how i-nuld the
robbers be exP'c'cJ to know that ?
"Can't voustav with me till the train
comes?" I pleaded.
I can't do it, boss, (gaping again). Must
get back to the hotel (gap). Good-night
(gap) take care of yourself, old man."
"What can I do if the train don't stop?''
(G.iptng fiercer than ever) " Damlino "
VUions ot robbers tilled my mind us the
lantern receded, and I yelled, " Would halt
a dollar induce you to stop until ths train
" Certainly," said the night clerk, cheer
ily, stopping his gt.pj as he came on a run.
For once the tr.iiu was m timi , so lie was
not long delaeJ. It halted but a second;
I jumped on the platform with my baggage,
the train started, and the night cferk yelled,
"here, you ! where's my half dollar?"
And the voice of the traveler came wafted
back as he gaped, " Dauitino !"
General Von WitnpHVn, who commanded
the French at Sedan after McMahou was
wounled. has published a pamphlet enti
tled "Sedan," in which he gives his per
sonal impressions of some of the chief ec
tors in the late war.
He says that Napoleon III. has always
shown very moderate ability as a com
mander. "His instructiozs to our generals
in the Crimea frt qucntly causid them the
greatest embarrassment, and the success of
the Italian campaign was considerably im
periled by his rasli and inconsiderate com
binations. . Although his
military capacity had become much ucik
ened of late years, he was nevertheless con
vinced of his superiority to the statesmen of
rrusiia, anu ne uui not eiouut that his mili
tary geniu3 would enable him to find a
means of conquering that nation.
He was but fortunate enough to find minis
ters who could teacli him no batter. Nearly
all of them wer! frivolous and incompetent,
and only served to hasten the catastrophe."
rntNci: ri.ox ptnx.
Of Trince Napolern the General has a
much higher opinion. "People accuse
him," he savs, " of want of courage, ye t at
thebattlaof the Alma he was in the midst
of his trcops at the most dangerous points.
The reason why he did not remain in the
Crimea was not because he feared elanger,
but because the slowand undecided conduct
of the war rendered it iuip3s;ible for him to
take any further part in the mcasuri s which
his judgment condemned. He posesses the
gift of assimilation in an extraordinary de
gree; most imcsiioim relating to the navy,
the army, finance, administration and polit
ical economy are familiar to him.
Yet he has never had any particular influ
ence In the Emperor's council's."
THE GERMAN EMI'Kl-.OIt.
Turning to the Gerir.an leaders, the Gen
eral remarks that the Emperor William, be
sides his extraordinary energy, "which en
ables him, notwithstanding his advanced
age, to brave all dangers a 3d bear the great
est fatigue-," posse s.m;s "a emalitv which is
characteristic of great rulers and which
Jouis -VIV. also possessed that, namely.
of selecting the men who are the best fitted
to carry out ids wMits. He takes eare
tnat no oostacio snail impede their action
encourages tnem, gives them the tirai
they deserve, and lets them have their fuil
Of Bismarck lie sas: "1'bis unenualed
diplomat expresses liimseil witii great fa
cility anu eieg.ince, even m a loreign lan
guage. j-A-cry worel fie savs seems to lie
carefully (elected as the bt"-t for attaining
his object witli the least difficulty. I have
seen him twice unde r very critical circum
stances, anu on uot ii occasions he gave me
me impression oi oeinc tne most astute and
iangerou3 man 1 ever met. Though as In.
flexible as Moltke himself, he can suit his
manner and tone to the occasion ; by si'ein-
ing first coueillatory, and then unyielding,
he drives his adversary from hope to des
pair, and thus ascertains e-xectlv what is tin-
utmost ne can nope to obtain irom him."
GENKIIAL VON .MOLTKE.
But the gre atest and most danirernus of
the enemies ot France, thinks the writer, is
General Von Moltke. "His body, like nis
will," he says, "is ol iron: his niereimr
glance Is like that of a bird ot prey; no sti-
pcrnuous woru ever passes ins thin i ins.
when the ruin or destruction
of Prussia's enemies is In question he is In
exorablc. This man holds us in his
clutches, and if he cannot deprive our coun
try oi its political independence and make
it a vassal of the new German Empire, yet
i. i. .. . i i : i J ,
uc nupua m ii-atc iu eu mutiiaieii and
rushed that it will lor many years be una-
ble to support those nations which will
have to defend themselves against the am
bition of Prussia.",
A correspondent of the St. James Mae-
zine cites an instance, which occurred as
late as twenty-five years ago, of a couple
married with the church key instead of a
wedding ring. There annears to be some
doubt as to the validity of this substitute,
but in point of symbolism, at any rate, a
church key Is surely, in comparison to a
marriage ring, the more suitable instru
ment of wedlock.
CrENixr, or ttie Mont Cents Railway.
A telegram from Italy has announced the
successful opening of the Mont Ccnls Rail
way. The labor of years is thoroughly ac
complished. The Alp3 have been pierced,
a tunnel through them has been con
structed, and trains, carrying passengers
and merchandise, and running beneath
those lofty mountains whose rugged and
rocky sides seemed almost impassable bar
riers set up oy nature to defy the passage oi
human progress. France and Sardinia
were the first nations to perceive the impor
tance of a railway beneath the Alps, and
those countries, together with Italy, bound
themselves to carry through an accompiisn
ment which stands prominent among the
great achievements of the present century.
The labor was so stupendous that it was at
one time feared it could never be success
fully accon-iilished. Innumerable difficul
ties were constantly alleged to show that if
tne mountains were tunneieu mat even
then all obstacles would not be overcome.
Imnerfee.t ventilation and tho intense heat
of the tunnel were among the stories indus
triously cir- mated, with the view oi snow
ing that tlu vast expenditure of time,
money and sk'll would all go for naught.
Jikemanj t'.ailar prognostications which
preceded othe rs of the great achievements
of human skid in the history of the century,
these also have proven erroneous, and the
Mont Cenis tunnel and the railway which
runs through it, have realized the most san
guine expectations oi tnose wno coiiwuncu
it and had faith in its practicability. The
total amount expended in the construction
nf tlm work is S3 250 000. In order to
hasten on the work, the French govern
ment agreed to pay SjO.UOO il the worn was
accomplished within twenty years, dating
from 1SG2, and if the work was done at an
earlier period, France still lurther bound
herself to pay twenty live thousand dollars
?i venr for every year gained. It will thus
be seen with what activity and energy the
work has been conducted, and the immense
gain which has been realized in conse
niiencc. for with the sums obtained by rea
son of the time gained, together with the
omnnnt contributed bv the Northern Hail-
way of Italy one million of dollars on the
completion of the work, the balance of the
moneys which make up the sum total of the
construction of tho tunnel amounts only to
hine hundred and seventy-live thousand
dolls s. The end is now gained, the rail
wnv is n sneenss. seienco has triumphed.
and a peaceful result lias been accomplished
in the suecessiut opening oi tue Jtont e,eius
K til way.
Tho Work Done Insldo.
O.ie of my 1 riends is a very earnest, shrewd
man. who se'ems to know how to do the
best thing at the right time. One day he
was pasing a gin-shop in Manchester Eng
land, when he sawa drunken man lying on
the ground. The poor fellowbad evidently
been turned out of doors when all his
money was gone. In a moment my friend
lia-ti h"d across the street, slid tnterting a
grocer's shop, addressing the master, said:
Will you oblige" we with the largest sheet
of paper you have?"
' wlut, my friend ? What's the mat
ter?" ' O, you shall sec in a minute or two.
Please let it be the vtry largest sheet you
The sheet of inner was soon procured.
" Now will you lend me a piece ot chalk
said my friend.
" Why, what are you going to do ?''
" You shall si'e presently." He tlunquii 1
ly printed, ill large letters:
"SPECIMEN OK'lHE WOItK PONE INSIDE
He then fastened the paper over the
drunken man. and retired it short distance
In a few moments severed passengers stopped
and read aloud, " Specimen of the wo.-k doae
In a very short time a crowd assembled
and the publican hearing the noie and
laughter outside1, came out to see what it
was all about. He eagerh- bent down ni
read the inscription on the paper, nnd thei
demanded in an angry voice, " Wuo did
"Which?'' asked my fritnl, who now
joined the crowd. -Ilyou mean what is
on the paper, I did llitt ; bnt if tou mean
the man, you did that ! Tins morning
when he aroe he was solier wiien he
walked down this street, on his way to work-
lie was sober when he went into your gin
shon he was co'ht, and now he is what vou
maiic him. Is it not a true specimen of the
work done insider '
ADORN YOUR HOUSE.
Nothing sets off a house like a line color
ed paint. Fine architecture is foolish un
less well painted. A little money here cre
ates more beauty than it can in any other
way. atiout a residence, l et the country is
lull oi weather waten, neglected lHiiospiui
ble looking dwellings, that would redly
look charming, if they only had em a good
coat of paint. ..Nine out ol ten of the farm
crs have leisure time enough to paint them.
selves, only they don't know how to mix
the paint properly, and they cannot afford
to hire a prattieal painter. To meet this
want, the Avkhili. Chemical Paint is
made, ready tor immediate application.
Any person however unskilled in painting.
e-an do his own painting, witli perfect as
surance ot a line and diiratile joli. This
paint has been thoroughly tested on thous.
and? of the finest residences anil costly
public buildings, for eight years, ami brings
an array oi testimony as to its superiority
over all other paints that is perfectly con
vincing to any eanuui mind, in the last
number of the i'eio York Indevendtnt. we
find the following editorial endorsement of
it, " lime and experience secern only to
confirm the claims of this paint, nnd prove
its qualities. As yet we have lound the
most prejudice against it to come from
those who have not tried it, and will not tr
it, while ol those who haves once used i
rightly we have not heard of a single per
son that would give it up, or e-xcliange for
any other sort, to our personal knowledge!
it has proved superior to white lead, and
for durability, beauty, and practical econo
i.y we have never seen anything to equal
We have personal knowledge, also, of the
high reputation of the Attrill Paint, and we
re-commend all interested to use It, for
house painting. It is advertised elsewhere
in our columns, by Geo. Partridge & Co.,
oil mi rchants, St. Louis, who are general
A Hetnififiil Woman. The pcrecp
tie faculty of women ie usually Keener
than the same phrenological organ in men
Woman knows that beauty rather than ge
nius is worshipped ny the sterner sex. A
m n may talk with his lipi of the latter to
ins lady-love nut the Kneenness oi the wo
man knows that he is thingking of the for
mer in his heart. All women have an in-
ate desire to pleace their btanx. They are
lond ot admiration, hence one ol their long
ings is to be beautiful. The grand secret of
le-male beauty Isheallli the secret ofhealth
is the power to eat. digest and assimilate! a
proper quantity eif wholesome food. Take
Vinegar Uittekh. It will cleanse the stom
ach, tone tlie vital organ3, give a perfect di
gestion, piiniy the oioo-i, clear up the com
plexion and produce it state ot lutn'.il and
physical electricity which gives svinmetrv
ot form, bright eyes, white skin, glossy hair
anu a genuine type onemalelo eliness which
uives symmetry of form, bright eyes, white
skin, glossy hair and n genuine tvne of fe
male loveliness wnicn no cosmetic can com
LIST OF PATENTS
Recently Issued from tho United States
Patent olllce, reported bv Prindlc & Dver.
attorneys at law, and solicitors of American
and foreign patents, Washington, D. C, and
southeast corner Fifth and Pino streets, St.
Hod Elevator, E. Garrigus, St. Louis.
Locomotive, W. D. Arnett, Denver.
Fence, P. C. Yost, Carthage.
The true cause of the Inequality of the
sexes In early lifo, the boy masters hia op
portunities, whilst the girl commonly miss
A COOD THING FOR THE, WEST.
fers from disea&es of long standing, from
iuucuuiim ueranfeemeauj. turn iuo iuuivoic
ills that seem to make the nineteenth cen-
iit- nrtnnniniinna sn oil a rraa for Iffl fnill
ness and tendency to decayha? been com
pelled, for time without mind, to make long
anu expensive journeys in eearuu vi ucuim
glving waters, or th aid .of surgeons' bis
toury and scalpel. Under the circumstan
ces, to De poor was to aio. uui a kuuuuv
has como over the scene. Sections of the
country have their medical and surgical
hospitals, where all the ills that flesh is heir
to can bo treated and eradicated at little
expense and comfortably for the patient.
We of the West who have been In the
habit of going East and to Europe to be
cured oi ailments wuisu iceiou m
our neighborhood physicians, can congrat
ulate ourselves, and cheer our sick ones
with the information that a new era has
dawned for us. With the unfailing gravita
tion toward a center of everything good
St. Louis has now a medical and surgical
Institute in her borders which promises to,
and already does, fill a want long needed.
We refer to the St. Louis Medical and Sur
gical Institute, at N?. 410 North Eleventh
street. This is the only i- stltution of the
kind in the West, and its appointments and
appliances for comfort are perfect. With
experienced physicians and surgeons, who
have facilities for giving the most approved
treatment known to medical science, by
way of medication, baths, electlcity, surgi
cal appliances, and so forth, particular at
tention is given to the treatment ot paral
ysis, spinal disease, nasal catarrh; throat
diseases, diseases peculiar to women, csn
sumption. deformities of Hmb3 and body,
diseases of the heart, piles, flssura. fistula,
urinary disease, and a variety of derange
ments toD numerous to mention. The
l..rrnj urn moderate, nnd nil medicines end
apparatus are furnished at the Institute. As
n l.nm.lnoa nnona an tmloptal'nn tVlO nf.
Ilicted can put themselves under the care of
the institute pnysicians witn tue Kraeiuta
tion ot knowing that they can be cured, and
. . i - rn l. t . :
oc sent on tncir way rejoicing, j. uj iiiau-
.., to n rvnnil tMnrr fni- tir VpRt find We
arc glad that St- Louis, the future center of
the nation, nas secureu iu
SI 000 Ukwakd is offered by by the pro
prietor of Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Dis
covery for a medicine that will equul it in
the cure of Bronchitis, severe Coughs, and
the early stages oi ejonsumpuon. mi
CVu onrila of St T.niila Stineil Sr. Steet
Letter works. Longest concern in tne nest.
nentlv dnralt without nam or Irritation Die
Walkku'm Vineoak BiTrins relieve the conati
imtiMl tinwels:at the same time so thoroughly ton-
in their inner membrane and restoring their me
chanical action, that it seems asirthev bad been
reorganized on an Improved plan 1 Yet the result
in aolelv due to nature, reinforced, and sustained
by Ihe best Ve getable alterative anil tonic, that ever
ne Untiled by whnt you Know.
There is an old proverb which says, "Experi
ence is the safest gnlie. To this guide the sick
and falling naturally turn when easting about far
the means of relief. They Inquire what a medicine
has done for others, before they adopt it them
selves. Of all the remedies and preventives In use
Hosteller's Stomach Hitters meets the test most
triumphantly, and hence Its immense pepularitr
ar.d vast sales. The sufferer from indigestion I
cure to find some one among his friends who has
been cured of Ilia, ailment by the famous vegetable
stomscbic. The victim of fever and ague, liver
complaint, constlpniion, nervous prostration, or
general debility, has only to make Inquiry in the
neighborhood where he resides la order to dlicover
what this standard restorative has effected in OSes
similar to his own. In the published testimony to
iu sanitary properties, which It Is impossible for
his common sense to rrsltt. IIi tries It, and the
rir-ct It produces on hla system adJs another to the
huslnlwltneses imisiavor. inus, iu reim.auua
loun.Iedon laci. not assertions, continually grows
mi miri-ajU. e.'narlaians and ImD04tors. some ol
them mere local trlcsters, and others who take a
somewhat wider range, ttem.)t to thrust into the
han.ls and down the Inroali or individuals, tbiir
haphazard concoction, as tubilutrs for the tnnic
m men inr so many yejrs n u-rn mniicsi bihimf
ihrriurlimit ihe ITxtied SMles. Snanlsb Alllelira.
Canada, and the West Indies, but only tuccred to
a very limited extent, in inis reasoning axe. ioe
people, having aecerlalned what U really deserv
ing o( their rondience, decline running alter
ST. LOUIS UAltKKTa
is iea co
Wlieat. winter red
Ilidcn, dry flint
Hides, dry salt
Hides, green salt
Wool, combing unwashed.
CoQVe, good to prime,
Lime, ier bbl
S..S 0 6UI
4 :s o h.:o
l.lli 1 '-D
1.-.1) 1 U
I zo 14 l.ra
i i & .v
.. 70 &
.. 1 75 S l.bS
.. 1.U1 & 1 00
.. 1.00 0 1.15
.. 2.08 t3 2,60
Cattle 2 75 & 4 .SO
Hogs 3.1-0 0 4 IU
Sheep 1-25 4.JC-
MAKKETS I5Y TKI.EGItAPH.
Cotton, middling ,
7.11 tt 9.25
1.5 2 tt 1.55
75 0 hi
BI & 51 H
Hour, hi. ims
Wheat, So. 2 spring
Itye, new western
Pork, mean ,
Hour extra spring
13 00 &
wneal Mi 3
Corn, No. 2
I):ltl No 2
Itye No 2
to 00 &
. 1.50 ta
. 8 37HM
. is a
cotton low middling..
COR. BROADWAY & BIDDLE ST.,
' ST. LOUIS, BIO.
DYER & CO., - Tkoprietors.
(Kormrrlv of the St. Nicholas Hotel.)
Transient Guests, pordar,- $2. Of
a! J. U1Q!!I&, J01"1'-
ARE YOU GOING TO PAINT ?
USE THE CELEBRATED
Averill Chemical Paint.
Pure White and every shade of color for finest
House Painting !
ALL MIXED READY FOR USE.
The most durable, bcantllul and economical llnuin
Paint made. Every man can do Ills own nalnilnf.
Till, paint has been In uso eight years, anu fla supe
rior merit thoroughly proven. Bead for sample cards
and circulars. Address,
uko. rAitTitinnE 4 co.,
Clencral Western Agents.
oelS-Jra TUN. Main street HI. Louis. Mo.
IT CAN BE CUBED.
Circulars, rrlce lists, and all necessary Information
can tin had by addressing (with raturn noatage stamp)
ocu'ii jicv, s. . tuiaiuB, jroy, unio.
Of tlie Age !
Unbounded Success !
EVERY QNE IS GUARANTEED
TO GIVK A
More Uniform and Plenant Heal,
LESS WOO !
Are more carefti'Iy fitteI.
To be more easily ami cheaply mounted.
To be linger more ncrfi-ct control.
Toti&Tvastrniiirurdran. atxl mve better satisfaction.
anlMM FOIl A ht.H I'Kll'K tUn any sheet Iron
stove in uie ui&rbci.
EXCELSIOR mHTAlTlIUXG CO,,
GI2 St 614 3. MAIN STREET,
tT. L-U13. 110.
And all lire stove dealers. sep1I-3ra
$250 A MONTH
Made wl-h STENCH, A XI) KEY TAG outat Send
L'atalOKne anil l'ricr LUt.
H UNA III) CO..
ajTCf) Men anil woru-nrii Vine a (rood ray-
fff nil I iaUlnjr iHiuiii'SS to sell our new lllii'trated
hiitor.'at, Mojrnii.lileil. r.etlet. relUl us anil ae-r
cnltural works eud tamt lor lull particulars how
inn can make $1M $3i rerinonlh. II C WlIKillT
4 i;orullllirTS. f.16 llnrket SI . Bt I.oul, Jtc octi
BENDEll & ETZEL,
Importers anil Jobbers In .S'oIIdu", Ka:icy Oooils,
And inall Wares. Largest assortment In the West
502 .MIRTH MAIX STKEEr, ST. I.OCIS.
PIIYSICIAN & SUKGEON
EYE. EAR. THROAT AND CATARRH
(Irnluatc of Hie MM onrl Mr Icil Collfre. with II
-ar taLiierleDce- Olllr-., 41(1 Olive strcit, bt Louts.
THE SAINT LOUIS
MEDICAL ASUlfilClL INSTITUTE,
No. 410 North Eleventh Street,
ST. LOUIS MO.
Till IS T1IK OVLV IVSTITIT.OV OK TIIK
klml In isU !.mls, with i'xperitnreil riiwicUns
tn J urart'utif. vi ho n.t,ri facilities I r Klviutr the a mt
approved Ireattneiit kmtMti to tneillral ncletire, by
ay f Me.llrailim, Mellratel Ittths, KUctrlclty,
Klectro-tiit-rmal It titm; Mijrlcal apt-IUnces, In the
form if brai-1'i. nipirt.. Ac. areo'itln to the re
pilrenK-ntii nf i-ach i--u Particular at tent Ion Ulvr n
to the treatment nf the fotlowliiif LorirStantitiiir dU.
cased, viz: rntIM. spinal Disease. N'aal C'atirrh:
4Heaej-euiiar in uimmi. rouipri inrciirniuc irri
tation of the WoiiiTi aid! Iu penlaTf. will! 1H-lila-rments
and Fnitetlonal lir.inr.'iiiifit. On-Ftl
Ut-hllliy, Nervout lleadji-hfs. N iirulltp, and other
Xvrvntis IUrae Incipient 4 UMtttiptlnn, p'ttlnK
of ltlood. LoKit of Voice. HnarsHle.-. f 'lerif nimi'a
orcThroat, Knl.trKed TotilN, IsrU'Iit" lMate of
lue niiiiit'js wuiteiefi, ?crniuu, noou wirasrp, 1H
eaesofUie Heart. Itmnehlal Conour.ptloii, Ozana.
rUnu. Asthrni. Couttlp.it. m. Piles FUi-ure. Fist
ula, Irrltatde Tlcer. "trlciiire. raral-lof ihe It lad
der Urinary Iepo-It. Mucou and Follicular !Hs
fasei ot the Throat. Ip.iMin and I.irah rli of ihe
tilottl. Forelrn (ironih In the I.annx. ftr nultli.
Hrouchllls, t'luli Feet, I lip Disease, Crooked liiysand
Antu, uthtr Detorinttlt.-., .tc
All medlchits and apparatus furiiUheil at the Insti
tute. If jou or any of your Men k are ulllrted with any
Deformity or l.ottjr i.ifiIlnir IUr5e. ntnd name and
add rest with stamp tor special circular and ad v Ire.
.No hopeIr ca.i undert I'pn. Miarifus m)eratir.
AddreHrtTIIK NAINT MM"H MKUH'AI. AMI M'lt
Ut;Ahl.NTITUriC.No ItoNortu IJcventh ntret,
ist Iouls, Mo. oe3-It
J. G. HARRIS CO.
U1SIT1CTCEEK3 OF iXD DEALERS IM
STESCIL BRANDS. A BURNING BRANDS,
STENCIL PAINT, M:IUI JTASS BIASTS,
AII ALL Xfl
At Niw Von
3P VERY 8TYLS
.SIZE AM) YAKUT!
" vw "
And Kioouto.l. VMADE TO ORDER.
RIBBONS FOR ANY STAMP ALL COLORS.
416 & 418 Norlh Second Street,
ST. LOUIS, MO.
For sale by all Dnijrulsts. .
820 A MY
MsJeln elllnt; the new HII.VKU MAKKKIt. Send
forClrculir w. liAUNAun .t CO.,
31 1 Oihf tre.u. at. I.nuts. Mo.
TMPOKTF.P 1lrrrt from (ho jrn.wers In liollandfoi
... ir.il... 1 1 1 Intr thtt lifsrest cnMiM'tlon
evrr offerol In the West, are preparea to nil
Hyacinths, Tulips, Narcissus, Crocus,
Crown Imperials, lilics,&c.,&c,
t Kastrrn nrlcc. Ii'sprlll,Titliiospnl rroi' In
all simlleanis. lli:l.i:itH M I'l l. II. II AT i:ilV
M1CIIKU HKOS. & KKIIX,
1-3 .Ji 107 North JMlth, bt. l.oulJ. Mo.
RELIABLE WORK I ELEGANT
FURNITURE AND BEDDING!
SALESROOMS, N,E. COR. FOURTH
BRANCH HOUSE AND
MARKET STREET near Second.
A GREAT MEDICAL DISCOVERY
Dr. WALKER'S CALIFORNIA
Hundreds of Thousandi f4
C Besx testimony to their Wonder- 5 ?
tol Caritlve Effects. i.5i
IBs WHAT ARE THEY? f If
hsS "s. -
35: mmm n
P a s
3 o a
a 5 2
- Z o THEY AHK ftUT A 3 S
llFANCY D Rl N K,sli
Made of Toor Ram, WMsUeT, Proor BptrlU
n J Refuse Liquors doctored, spiced ud sweet
eacdto please Uie taste, called " Tonics," "Appetiz
ers," ' Restorers," Sc.. that lead the tippler on to
drunkenness snd rnln.bat are trneMedIclne,mde
from the Katlre ftoon and Herts orCaIlfornIs,frri
from all AIcoh.Ho Stimulants. They are the
GREAT BLOOD PURIFIER nd A LIFE
GIVING PRINCIPLE a perfect Kenoratorand
Invlgorator of the System, carrying off all poisonous
matter and restoring the-blood to a heal thycondltlon.
No person can take these Bitten according to direc
tion and remain long unwell.
81 00 will be given for an Incurable ease.prorlded
the bones are not destroyed by mineral poison or
otner means, and the vital organs wasted beyond the
point of repair.
For Inaammntorr and Chronic Rheuma
tlun and Goat, Dyapepsla, or Indigestion,
UlllouOtPtnlltent and Intermittent Feeri
Dlsrasn ortUelllood, Liver, Kidney stna"
llladiler. these Blltershave been most success
fill. Hach DUeasra are caused by Vitiated
Illood.wUch Is generally produced by derangement
of the Digestive Organs.
DYSPEPSIA OR INDIGESTION, Head,
ache. Pain In the Sboulders.Cougns, Tightness of the
Chest, Dlnlness, Soar Eructations of the Stomach,
BaJ taste In the Mouth, Billons Attacks. Palpitation
of the Heart. InSammatlonot the Lings, Palo In the
regions of the Kidneys, and a hundred other painful
symptomi, aro the offsprings of Dyspepsia.
They invigorate the stomach, and stimulate the tor
pid liver and bowels, which render them of unequalled
eflcacy In cleansing the blood of all Impurities, and
Imparting new life and vigor to the whole system.
FOIt Hit I S D lSEASES.Eroptlons.Tetter.Balt
Bhuem,Blotches. Spots. Pimples, PnstttIe,Boli.Car.
bnnclc. King-Worms, Scald Head, Sore Eyes, Erya,p
e'.n. Itch, Scurfs, Dlscoloratlons of the San. Humors
aadDlsetsesof the Siln.of whatevernameornatnre,
are literally dng up and carried out of the system Ins
shorttlmebythenieof these Bitters. One bottle Io
inch cases will convince the most lncredulousoftaelr
Cleanse the Vitiated Blood whenever yon flod Its
lmpnrltlesbnrstlngthrongh the skin InPlmples, Erup
tions or sores ; cleanse It when you nnd it obstructed
and sluggish in the veins ; cleanse It when It Is foul,
and your feelings will tell you when. Keepthe blood
pure and the health of the sytem will follow.
PIX, TAPE andother WOR-irS. lurtlngln the
yitem of so many thousands, are effectually destroy
ed and reinoted. For full dlrtlons, Tad carefully
tn circular around each bot'Ie, printed In four languages-English,
German, French and Spanish.
J. WALKER. Proprietor. K. H. McDOJf ALD 4 CO,
Druggists and Gen. Agents, San Francisco, Cal.
and S3 and M Commerce Street, New Tort
Pr-SOLIl BT All. DRUGGISTS AND DEALEUS
31 TEARS- 31
JONES' COMMERCIAL COLLEGE.
8.W. COR. FIFTH A OLIVE STS.,
ST LOUIS, MO.
JONATHAN JONES, - - President.
JOHN W. JOHXSON. Professor of Book-keeping.
THUS. 1. 8AONDEKS. t rlncipal Book-keeping De
partment. JOHN W. ELMS. Professor Mathematics, In charge
of Commercial Calculation Department.
JOHN n. HOI 1 M KR . Professor Penmanship ; In charge
JONATHAN JONES, Lecturer on Commercial Law,
C'trruUrsand ratalocnes giving all nececsarr Infor
mation in re ram ui tuiuon. ooar. ume io comoieie.
etc.. mailed free.
4f-o vacation. AOilress
J. W. JOHNSON. Managing Principal.
WARRANTED AS REPRESENTED
Wagulro's BonnePlant, Price 7S ota
r or iJiarrncra, uyseniery, coolers, esc.
Iron - Price 9 1,
blood Pnrlner, Tonic and System Renovator.
Maculro's Ague Mixture, Price $1,
Infallible sperUc for Chills and Fever. Intermittent
Kever. Dumb Ague. Diseased Liver, etc.
Mngulro's Expoctorant Syrup,
Price - - bocis. na l
The best remely extant for Cnughs, Colds, etc.
Magulre'a Buchu, - $1-
Kor ' ses of tkv Bladder, Kidneys and Urinary Or-
The olilrst and best la use for restoring gray hair to It?
original roior; preserving it irom lauiug on. anu
keeping It soft and glossy.
Magulro's Arnica Liniment, BO cts.
Tlie most reliable external remedy.
Magulro's ElectrlcPalnOure,2B eta
External and Internal remedy. Instantly relieves pain
of aur Uud.
Masulro's Antl-Blllous Pills, 2B cts.
ror Bilious Oomplalnts of all klads.
Masulro's Stimulant Antidote, $1,
To neutralize bad effects of alcoholic stimulants.
Masulro's Alterative EHxer, $1,
Kor Uie cure of scrofula, Ilhenmatls a, Kenralgla.nout.
AieruHriai and pnuoid Anections, ttoiier. swell
ing of the Joints, IHcers. Pimples, Blotches, axd
Constitutional disorders, arising from Impurity of the
Maculro'o Jamaica Clnger, BO Ct s
Purest and strongest made.
1'repj.rtd by J. A C. UAQUIRE. Druggists, au Louis,
t-Sold by alh Druggists.
AGENTS iV ANTED FOU
AS IT IS
Tll'S HOOK. Ol -a pspes, riiirYiii)( is an c
HaUMlVU B41U BiaiUIrU HWiis ui i.ifiiicffi. auuiuii.j
cm iu'ntWat!ajtel t Uie tlaiea. It fuily uncovers Uie
WIllllK IbUllllKIl BJ DlClHi CAWt a ng uHvusa - "
Us fruuils. Its pt-i secutions. I s cross luraon.Utles.lts
ontiltlmtuuurpupllr schools, am; cmi and reii-
Milli street, St. Louis, Mm.
BAPTIST AGENTS WANTED
r,rrWrH for the larsrst Bantlst naner In the world,
AI.lo writers, all llic news, and coustant Improve
nients. Kull Market Urport. fundty School KenarU
mtMit l.'sson erery wees. An lunexinte animate u,
itnn,i,i ri,,ii,ia. iivk pnifK. nniv tti.&o ner vcar
The mnat ASTONIS1UNO premium anil clubbing list
ever onvrcti, or uoerai rasn rommissiuui i
aar-snecllneu ropy anu parucuiars fus i i "u
will write tn LUTlfKll VEMAN, THE CSKTRAt
AI-TIST, bf. LOUIS, MO. ocis-ira
DESIGNS LOW PRICES!
LOCUST ST& UP STAIRS.
ST. LOUIS, MO
lb ta:t SucceuRilj Popular I Perfect,
OF THE PERIOD
ARE OUR WELIi KJTOWX
Both are of the Simplest
Construction, and so Easily
managed that we guarantee
them to give
ENTIRE SATISFACTION !
As no article in the household
has a greater influence in pro
moting the health, comfort and'
happiness or the family circle
than the Cook Stove, it is econ
emy as well as Policy to set thti
VERY BEST ; and in buying the
CHARTER OAK, you can rely on
getting the most Successful, Popu
lar and Perfect Cooking Store
In using an Epicure Broiler you
are always sure of having
juicT, mm & delicious mnmi
CHICUEXS, HAM, CHOPS, &c.
mm mmm mm
612 & 614 X. Main Street,
ST. LOUIS. MO-
A5D A LI.
LIVE STOVE DEALERS
H. 8. HOPKINS
Office. Kocnn 2 and 4 Simmon's Buildings,
Xo. 12 X. Fourth street, St- Ltn'is.
TUK LOCATION OF A BRANCH 07 THE GRKAT
Oriental Tea C'ompjny of San Francisco and Hon
Kobit, In St. Louis, should be appreclat ei and patron
ised by the public. It enables all to purchase Sbelr
Teas from flrat hands at cara-o prices. These Tesj are
much fresher than those sold In Eastern dues, as tier
are saved three months' sea voyae. Superior lniln
ments olered to clubs. GoodTeas SO cents per poTQd.
Club and pries list sent tree cpon application to tie
GREAT OMENTAL TEA f OliPANT,
003 H. Fifth street, St. Louis, Mo.
. B. Uoods delivered free of Trecipcmtlce tc- at
parts of the United States and Oanaas aux7-Sn
SEND FOB SAMPLE & PRICE LIST
THE UNITED STATES
One Dollar Store!
Milton Gold Jewelry Co,
HAVE REMOVED FROM
No SOS North yifth street to the Urse and eleraat
OTinoilte D. O. Jaccard ro Store, where tnfT
will sell tlie cheapest ami most elent rood titz
offered tn this cltv for Oi e DolUr-e de-!JUtm
dUrultO 11 iX AiULS Vl
HISTORY OF THS
War iii Europe
. ....... cnM
It contains over 1 so flne enswinss oi o; u fVh.
an" lnllent. Iu the .War. am Is the : onli i U;.
?ellVKu to so conic, per day. and It P"
llsheil in both English and German. M.
e A XTmTXrlnrerlorhistorUsare K'
C AUTJLO-N circulated. S '6"d
MKJfnS f U.e work. Add-res. NATWSAU rg-
I,laiitit t... ot. ijuuii j
enplease say you saw the adi
tisement in thU PaPr g-Ijo.
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