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HABITS OF ANTS.
Alatost Hainan They Are la Their
PaMlons and Amtuema,ts.
In spito of the multifarious duties and
tasks that are imposed on these ttny
burghers they still find time to clean
and adorn their worthy little persons.
No spot, no atom of dust, or any thing
else uncleanly will they tolerate on
their bodies. They get' rid of tho dirt
with the brushy tufts on their feet or
with their tongue. They act, for all
the world, like domestic oats when they
clean and lick themselves; and they as
sist one another at the toilet precisely
like monkeys. Their sense of cleanli
ness goes o far that the naturalist
often finds, to his unpleasant surprise,
the 'colored marks that ho had applied
with so much care on his "trial ants"
TemoTcd by their dirt-hating friends.
They keop their dwellings just as clean
ly. But the conveying away of their
deceased brethren, whoso doad bodies
they appear to regard with tho greatest
antipathy rives them more trouble'
than any thing else. When somo mem
bers of an ant community, which I kept
imprisoned, died and could not be re
moved, those remaining seemed affect
ed with the greatest horror.- For days
tho itsects ran about seeking a way out,
and ceased only when completely ex
hausted. The ants belonging to tho
camponotus species seized the dead and
threw them into a watcr-paii, which
thoy converted into a sepulcher. Ordi
narily, though, the ants are said to
treat their dead with more reverence.
They even possess their own grave
yards, which He In the vicinity of their
nests. They convey their deceased
companions thither, whero they lay
them d wn in orderly little heaps or
It is from a life full of labor, hardship
and strife thatdcath releases these active
little animals. When not engaged in
labor they ore busy In defense. Senti
nels posted in commanding positions
guard thorn from surprises of every
kind. As soon as danger is threatened
the citizens of the state, at the alarm
signal of the pickets, dart out of their
habitations. From nocturnal dangers
their houses protect them, since they
barricade the entrances with leaves and
little sticks. And that is accomplished,
according to Mr. Cook, in the following
manner: The large workers first drag
up heavy material, and, having placed
it in position, disappear inside of th
nest. Then the ants of medium size fol
low with material corresponding to their
strength. And finally the smallest mem
bers of the community bring up grains
01 sana anu irajrmonts ot eartn to com
plete the barricade. The doors are
closed behind them until the dawn of
the next day, and then the exit occurs
in reverse order. Tho small ones are
the first and the large ones the last of
the column. But ants aro not merely
acquainted with the earnest side of life;
thoy aro susceptlblo to its joys and
amusements as well. Just as kids in
tho wantonness of youthful spirits chal
lenge ono another to mimlo combat in
tho meadow, so do tho else so industri
ous emmets. With feelers and, feet tho
combative individual urges on its com
panions until thoy acoopt tho challenge.
Standing p;i their hind feet they grasp
each other with the front ones and apply
rapidly both head and jaws. Then they
let go, turn round and take hold again,
like boys wrestling. After having satis
factorily tested their respective strength
they separate peacefully.
When they fight in earnest the result
of the duel is quite diilerent. As with
the heroes ot antiquity, the single com
bats take place under the
eyes of the opposing armies. Other
wise and especially when far away from
the nest, the hostile ants avoid each
other, or tho weaker surrender at dis
cretion. In the face of tho embattled
armies, however, where they find sup
port, the adversaries rush upon each
other furiously. The antennm are thrown
back and the jaws widely opened.
Amid biting and stabbing 'the desper
ate scuffle 'goes on. Then there is a
pushing against ono another, a shoving
backward and forward, a hurling to tho
ground and a rolling over one another
until at last one of the combatants suc
cumbs, or the duel remains undecided,
ending with the complete exhaustion of
the antagonists. The secretion of the
poison glands, the well-known formio
acid, serves as missile weapons in bat
tle, the jaws for gripping and striking
and tho sting for stabbing.
'Ihese battles of the ants are obstl-.
nately fought and bloody in the extreme
Differences with regard to territorial
boundaries, thievish forays and invas
ions for the purpose of procuring slaves
are generally the eaeui belli. While
the battle is in progress, columns of
troops are constantly coming and going,
transporting prisoners or bring up. re
inforcements. It is not rare for a bat
tle to last an ent re day, and whole
armies are sometimes annihilated, so
that innumerable bodies of the dead
and wounded cover the field. Philadel
i . m
THE LOST FOUND.
How Smart Detroit Woman Was Favored
by Kind Providence,
A couple of smart Alecks who had
seats on a Baker street oar the other
day held a whispered conversation for
two or three minutes and thon both
looked steadfastly towards the rear
door. Of course all the other passen
gers were soon looking that way and
wondering what was up, and Aleck the
first placed a half dqltar on the floor.
Tho object was to pick It up again and
inquire who had dropped it, but the
coin had scarcely left his fingers when
an old woman with a market-basket on
her lap made a swoop and secured
it, and holding It to view she ex
claimed: "Well, but whoever saw the likesl I
was riding on this very car two years
ago and I lost a quarter. Here, ater
all that time, It turns op before my face
and eyes, and the damp weather has
swelled it to fifty cents! I mutt get off
the car at once and tell my' sister Nan
cy that oar look has changed and her
sore foot will probably get well I"
mbo AiecKs got oh at us same urns to
lay claim to the money, but she sat
down her basket, spit on her bands, and
,, "Hoot! toot! but if Providence re
stores me money after two years it will
certainly help me to give both of yon
the thump! Come on, ye crooks!" De
troit Free jPrest.
The "big trees" of California will
soon be extinct Seventeen lumber
companies, owning from three thousand
to twenty-five thousand acres of red
wood forest eaek are waging, the war
of extermination with all the weapons
known to the modem logging camp.
tTho demand lor the wood Is unlimited,
and all the mills are kept at work to the
Unit of their capacity. The forests are
ilarge, bat the forces employed against
iteem are swin ana irresuume. jim-
lammary of the Oaeratlau la the United
States for the Tear 1SSSV
From a summary of the results of
mining in the United States lately pub
lished by David T. Day, Chief of the
Division of Mining Statistics and Tech
nology of the Geological Survey, tho
The total commercial product of coal
qf all kinds in 1885, exclusive of that
consumed at the mines, known as col
liery consumption, was 95,834,705 long
tons, valued at 9152,916,103. Of this
82,265,421 long tons were Pennsylvania
anthracite, valued at $72,274,644; while
of other coals, including bituminous,
brown coal, lignite and small lots of
anthracite produced outside of Penn
sylvania, tho production was 63,669,284
long tons, valued at 980,610,564 at
tho points of production. Tho total
production. Including colliory consump
tion, was: Pennsylvania anthracite, 84,
228,648 long tons, all other coals 64,
840,668 long tons, making tho total ab
solute production of the coal mines of
the United States 99,069,216 long tons,
valued as follows: Anthracite, 976,671,
948; bituminous, $82,347,648; total)
9169,019,696. The total production
(including local consumption) of an
thracite was 1,052,792 tons in excess of
that of 1884, and its value was 910,320,
436 greater. Tho total production of
bituminous coal was 8,889,871 tons loss
than in 1884, but its valuo was $4,930,
82 greater. Tho total production of
icoal of all kinds shows a net. loss in
tonnage of 7,837,079 lone tons com
pared with that of 1884, but a gain in
lvalue of 915,251,018, tho Increase In
lvalue being due to an average increase
,of 25 cents per long Ion. Tho total
.value is about the same as that of 1883.
Petroleum The production was 21,-
! 42,042 barrels of 45 gallons, of which
he Pennsylvania and Now York fields
iroduced 20,776,041 barrels. The total
alue, at an averago price of 88 7-8
pent per barrel, was $19,193,694. The
production showed a decreaso of 2,247,
177 barrels and $1,282,600 In valuo from
Natural Gas No record is kept of the
&eld in cubic feet. The amount ot coal
ispiaced by gas in 1885 was 3,161,600
'tons, valued at $4,854,200. In 1884
tho coal displaced was valued at 91,460.
1600. The yield has increased tenfold
Iron The principal statistics for 1885
were: Domestic iron ore consumed
7,500,000 lone tons, valuo at mine $19,-
000,000; imported iron ore consumed
390,786 long tons, total iron ore con
sumed, 7,990,786 long tons; pig iron
made 4,044,526 long tons, a decrease of
63,343 tons as compared with 1884,
value at furnance, 864,712,400, or $9,
040,224 less than in 1884. Total spot
value of all iron and steel In the first
stage of manufacture, including all du
plications, $93,000,000, a dcclino of
914,000,000 from 1884.
Gold and Silver Tho mint authori
ties estimate the valuo of the gold pro
duced in 1885 at $31,801,000, an in
crease of $1,001,000 over 1884. Tho
production of silver is similarly estimat
ed at $51,600,000, an inorease of $2,800,
000 over 1884.
Tin Probably 200 tons of "black tin"
ore were made at the concentrating
works at the Etta Mine in Dakota. No
smelting works bavo yet been erected.
Platinum The amount of crude pla
tinum mined in 1885 was about 250
Troy ounces, valued at $187.50. This
is exclusive of about 300 ounces of iri
'dosmlne, for pointing pens.
i Aluminum The production of metal
lic aluminum increased from 1,800 Troy
jounces in 1884 to 3,400 ounces in 1885,
valued at $2,550. Aluminum bronze,
containlng-10 per cent aluminum, was
imade 'to the amount cf' about '4,500
Pounds, valued at 91,800.
Building .Stone Val.ie $19,000,000;
.about the Bame as in 1884.
' Brick and tile The demand and con
sequent production increased to an es
timated valuo of $35,000,000 In 1885:
Lime With ,the price constant at 60
cents per barrel at the kilns, the produc
tion increased from 37,000,000 barrels
in 1884 to 40,000,000 in 1885.
Cement The production of cement
from natural rook increased to 4,000,
000 barrels of 300 pounds each, but
was valued at only 93.200,000 . Arti
ficial - Portland cement amounted to
150,000 barrels of 400 pounds each,
with a total value of 9292,500. Tho
total production of cement, of all kinds
was 4,150,000 barrels, valued at $3,492,
500 against 93.720,000 in 1884.
Millstones The trade in millstones
of all kinds has decreased markedly
from the introduction of roller mills.
The total value of the Esopus mill
stones in New York and Cocalico stone
In Pennsylvania did not exceed 9100,
000 in 1885.
Grindstones Estimated value ot pro
duct for 1885 $500,000.
Phosphates With tho exception of a
looal consumption of about 1,000 tons
in North Carolina, tho total production
of phosphate rock came from South
Carolina, and amounted -to 437,856
long tons of washed rook for tho calen
dar year ,1885, valued at $2,846,064, at
an average value of $6.50 per ton.
Gypsum The estimated production
of land plaster in 1885 was 100,600
short tons, of calcined plaster 72,260
tons, total 172,800 tois, valued at $959,
600. ' Tho above includes 75,100 tons
from native stone, the remainder being
imported from Nova Scotia.
Salt The total production in barrels
of 280 pounds was 7,038,653, exceeding
tuo jriofu ui aoot uy uzo, ID oarrois.
Tho total value of all salt produced was
94,930,621, an increase of 9732.887,
which was due partly to the Increased
value of the Michigan product, and
partly to the large increase in the pro
duction of Western New York.
Mica The production decreased in
the West, owing to the interior value oi
the sheets obtained. The whole pro
duct, ?xciua:ng waste, was yz.UW
pounds, valued at 9161,000:
Mineral Waters The sales amounted
to 91,812,845, from 9,148,401 gallons;
the valuo is slightly less than In 1884.
The great decrease in the number of
gallons is due. to the exclusion of the
water from artesian wells in Mad
bos, Wisconsin, which is used as the
regular city supply, A large local con
'sumptlon is alio excluded. if. Y. Pott.
a a ii
It puts a violent strain upon the
temper to see suoh a word as "harpist"
in musical programmes when we have
so excellent authority as the Bible for
"harpers harping with their harps."
.But what shall be said of a Cleveland
newspaper which prints a list of musical
performers in which occurs a "hornist"
The members of that organisation prob
ably call themselves "baneHsts,'' and
the typographical artist to whom they
confided their list a "prlntlst" Buf
The annual revenue from the sale
of ice harvested on a fifty-four aero
pond near Truckee, Neb., is 976,000,
A single crop of loe averages fifty thou
Snrprtalna; feature) Which a Bird's Eje
View of the Rarlh Would Disclose.
f If wo iraagino an observer contem
plating the earth from a convenient
distance in space and scrutinizing its
features as it rolls before him, we may
supposed him to bo struck with the fact
that eleven-sixteenths of its surface a o
covered with water, and that the land
is so equally-distributed that from ono
point of view he would sco a hemisphere
almost exclusively oceanic, while nearly
the whole of the dry land is gathered in
the opposite hemisphere, lie might
obervn thnt tho eri'sit occanio area ot
the Pacific and Antartic Oceans is dot
ted with islands like a shallow pool
with stones rlsincr above Its surface as
if its general depth were small In com
parison with Its area. Ho might also
notice that a moss or bolt of land sur
rounds each pole, and that tho northern
ring sends off to the southward three
vast tongues of land and of mountain
chains, terminating respectively in
South America, South Africa and Aus
tralia, toward which feebler and insular
processes are given off by tho Antartio
continental mass. This, as some geo
graphers have observed, gives a rudely
three-ribbed aspect to the earth, though
two of tho three ribs are crowded to
gether and form tho Europ-Asian mass
or doublo continonl, while the third is
isolated in the single continent of
America. Ho might also observe that
the northern girdlo is cut
across, so that the Atlantic
opens by a wldo space into the Arctic
Sea, while tho Pacific is contracted to
ward the north, but confluent with the
Antart'0 Ocean. The Atlantic is also
relatively deeper and loss cumbered
with islands than tho Pacific, which has
the higher ridges near its shores, con
stituting what some visitors to the Pa
cific coast of America have not inaptly
called the "back of the world," while
the wider slopes face tho narrower
ocean, into which for this reason the
f greater part of tho drainage of the land
s poured. Tho Pacific and Atlantic,
though both depressions or flattenings
of the earth, aro different in age, chai
acter and conditions; and the Atlantic,
though tho smaller, is tho older, and
from the geological point of view, in
some respects, the more important of
the two. If our imaginary observer
had the means of knowing any thing of
the rock formations ot the continent,
he would notice that those bounding tho
North Atlantic aro in general of great
age, some belonging to the Laurcntlc
system. On the other hand, he would
see that many of the mountain ranges
along tho Pacific are comparatively
new, and that modern ingenious action
occurs in connection with them. Thus
ho might be led to believe that the At
lantic, though comparatively narrow,
is an older feature of the earth's surface,
while tho Pacitic belongs to more mod
ern times. Sir William Dawson, in
Popular Science Monthly.
A Floor-lied Made of the Hones of Capi
tally Condemned 1'rUoners.
Perhaps no part of tho Kronborg fort
ress in Elslnoro has a more fascinating
interest than that which lies under
ground. Tho portion of this under
ground space commonly visited by trav
elers is that ot tho casemates lying im
mediately below the basement story of
tho building. These casemates, running
under the castle's entire extent, are said
to have frequently accommodated in the
days when the structure was a veritable
fortress a thousand soldiers. A traveler
recently visited them. He says: "Be
hind, a soldier selected as my guide and
Erovlded with a huge nine torch, wiiich
e held in ono hand while retaining in
his other an unligbtcd torch for reserve,
I accordingly made the descent into
this feudal inferno. As wo proceeded
into the depths the torch appeared only
as a dazzling spot against surrounding
blackness, its rays seemingly effectual
only to heighten the intense gloom of
the place. From the walls oozed in
places a trickling slime, while from the
roof extended the hardened limy secre
tions of centuries. My guide suddenly
stopped at a broken wall partially
closing one end of a narrow
chamber, whose apparently earthen
floor was raised about eighteen inches
above that of the surrounding passage
ways. Try this floor with your cane.
said the soldier, addressing me. Pol
lowing his direction, I prodded the bot
tom of the vault in a dozen places, and
threw up from its black surface with
every movement ot tar walking-stick
a fragment of bonel Wherever, indeed,
this surface was pierced, the stratum un
derneath was discovered to be a com
pact deposit of decaying bones and ani
mal matter. 'Look at the opposite wall
yonder, 'said my guide, speaking again,
'Long ago,' he continued, this was the
place of the last colinement ot certain
prisoners capitally condemned by the
State They were thrown into the
chamber en masse and walled in from
this end. A pitcher of water was set in
the aperture of tbo wall there, and that
was tho last they received of food or
drink. They died of starvation and
madness, and fell in a heap, making
this floor a bed of human bones, as you
see; this wall falling away long after
ward making tho feaful discovery.' "
Cincinnati, Nov. 18.
LIVESTOCK Cattle Commonll 25 2 09
Choice Butchers 3 15 to 3 Si
HOUS Common CO 3 3 55
Good Paokers 3 80 & 3 95
BHEEP-Good to choice 8 25 to 4 09
KLOUK-Kamlly 315 to U ai
GUAlN-Whettt-No.2red..... & 75
no. urexi z w
' Corn No. a mixed..
Oats No. 2 mixed 2a to 2f',
' Kve No. 2 . to Ml
HAY-Timothy No. 1 ,..10 50 Oil OS
SOIlACro-Medlum Leaf 6 00 0)7 60
I QoodLeat.. 6 40
PHOVISIUN8 Pork Mess-.... 50
r Lard Prime Steam..
IBUTTKB-Cboice Dairy 18
Ohio Creamerr 26
.'APPLES Prime. Per barrel.... 1 CO
TOTATUKS-Per barrel lib
1 NEW YORK.
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OKAIN-Wheat, No. 2 UbicaffO.
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PLODB Wisconsin winter $3 M M
fl HA IN- Wheat No. 3 red TAV.V. VI
No. 2 Chicago Bprlnr W B V3
Corn-No. 2 s 8S
Oat No. 2 . ti Zi
rOBK-Meu , 8 80 & 9 00
LABD-Steaa 5 S3
PLOTJK-Famllr $3 60 O 3 fiS
ORAIN-Wheat No. 8 KS 82X
corn Nuea w 44K
CATTLG-Virst quality. 4 12H' i C!M
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QBAIN-Wheat No. 8 red
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The British Empire.
It is pointed out that the British Em
pire extends over a far larger territory
than that which was governed by an
cient Rome, the superficies of tho latter
being 9no million and a half square
leagues. No English speaking people
Is under foreign rule, whilst Britain
governs nearly three hundred million
individuals belonging to all nations and
speaking all the languages of the world;
as, for instance, Germans (Heligoland),
Spaniards (Gibraltar), Greeks, Italians,
Turks (Cyprus), Arabs (Aden), Dutch
(Africa), French (Mauritius), Ch ncsc,
Indians, Persians (Asia), etc. Christian
THE COCAINE HABIT.
The Wont Slavery Known New Revela
tions of Power.
Cincinnati Times. Star.
When cocatne was discovered the medi
cal world cxc'.almod "thank heaven I"
But useful as it Is, it is also dangerous,
especially when its nse is perverted trom
the deadening of pain for surgical opera
tions, to the stimulation and destruction of
tho human body. Its first effects are sooth
ling and captivating, but the thralldom is
the most horrlblo slavery known to hu
manity. J. L. Stephens, M. D., of Lebanon, O.,
was interviewed by our reporter yester
day at the Grand Hotel, and during the
conversation the doctor said: "The co
caine habit is a thousand times worse than
tho morphine and opium habits, and you
would be astonished." he said, "It you
knew how frightfully tho habit la increas
ing." "What are its effects,"
"It is the worst constitution wrocker
ever known. It ruins the liver and kid
neys in halt a year, nnd when this worn is
done, tho strongest constitution 'soon suc
cumbs." "Do you know of Dr. Underbill's case
hero in Cincinnati!"
"That leading physician who became a
victim ot tho cocaine habit) Yes. His
case was a very sad one, but the habit can
bo cured. I have rescued many a man
trom a worse condition."
"What, worse than Dr. UndorhiU's!"
"Indeed, sir, far so. Justin M. Hall. A.
M., M. D president ot tho State Board of
Health of Iowa, and a fnmod practitioner,
and Alexander Neil, M. D., professor ot
surgery in the Columbus Medical College,
and president of the Academy of Medicine,
a man widely known, Bev. W. P. Clancey,
of Indianapolis, Ind.. from personal ex
perience in opium eating, etc., can tell you
ot tho kind of success onr form of treat
ment wins, and bo can H. C. Wilson, for
merly of Cincinnati, who is now asso
ciated with me."
" Would you mind letting our readers
Into the secret ot your methods!"
"Well, young man, you surely have a
pood bit ot assurance to ask a man to give
his business away to tile public; but I
won't wholly disappoint you. I have
treated over 20 000 natients. In common
with many eminent physicians, I, tor
years mado a close study ot the effects of
the habits on the system and the organs
which they most severely attack. Dr.
Hall, Dr. Noil and Mr. Wilson, whom I
have mentioned, and hundreds of othors,
equally as expert, mads many similar ex
periments on their own behalf. We each
found that these drugs worked most de
structively In the kidneys and liver: in
tact, finally destroyed them. It was then
apparent that no cure could be effected
until those organs could be restored to
health. We recently exhausted the entire
range of medical science, experimenting
with all known remedies for these organs,
and as the result ot these close investiga
tions wa all subitantlally agreed, though
following different lines of inquiry, that
the most reliable, scientific preparation,
was Wni ner's safe cure. This was the sec
ond point in the discovery. The third was
our own private form of treatment, wich,
of course, we do not divulge to the public
Every case that we have treated first with
Warner's safe cure, then with our own
private treatment and followed up again
with Warner's safe cure for a few weeks,
has been successful. These habits can't be
cured without using it, because the habit
Is nourished and sustained in the liver and
kidneys. The habit can be kept up in mod
eration, however, if free use bo also made,
at the same time, of that great remedy."
"Yes, it is a world fame'l and justly cel
ebrated specific I Like many othor physi
cians, I used to deride the claims made for
it, but I know now for a fact that it is the
world's greatest blessing, fa avin r sovereign
power over hitherto incurable diseases of
the kidneys and liver, and when I have
said that, young man, I have said nearly
everything, for most diseases originate in,
or are aggravated by, a depraved condi
tion ot the kidneys."
"People do not realize this, because,
lingular as it may seem, the kidneys may
be in a very advanced stage of decomposi
tion, and yet owing to the fact that there
are but few nerves ot sensation in them
the subject will not experience much pain
therein. On this accouut thousands ot peo
ple die every year ot kidney disease un
knowingly. They have so called disorders
ot the head, ot the heart and lungs and stom
ach, and treat them in vain, for the real
cause of their misery is deranged kidnevs
and if they were restored to health the oth
er disorders would soon disappear."
Dr. Stephens' experience, that can be
confirmed by many thousands whom he
has treated, adds only more emphasis to
the experience of many hundreds of thou
sands all over the world, that the remedy
he refers to is without any donht the most
beneficent discovery ever given to hu
A tubs-sttlx The fashion of wearing
cuffs among impecuuious dudes. Merdiant
tfhould be exercised in taking a remedy for catarrh.
Xtlt cauxed by Impurity In the blood; hence the
roper method of cure Is to purify the blood.
Ilood'i Sarsaparllla Is the best blood purifier, and
bas had wonderful success In curing catarrh. Give
It a trial. Be sure to get Hood's.
"I suffered severely from chronlo catarrh, aris
ing, I believe, from Impure blood. It became very
bad, causing much soreness of the bronchial tubes,
and a troublesome cough, which gave great anxiety
I to my friends and myself, as two brothers died from
bronchial consumption. I tried many advertised
medicines for catarrh, both inhaling and Internal;
but It was simply money thrown away, as I received
no benefit. I was at last Induced to try Hood's 8ar
aparilla, and I am not the same man In health or
feelings. My catarrh Is cared, my throat Is entire
well, and a dyspeptic trouble accompanied by sick
headache have all disappeared." B. M. Uncolx,
16 Chambers Street, Boston.
Bold by all druggists. II; alz for IS. Prepared by
C I. HOOD & CO., Apothecaries, Lowell, Mats.
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Da. R. Butlsk, Master of Arts, Cam
bridge University, England, tayti "Be.
Jacobs Oil acta lika magic."
Wt may not like hotel-ksepsra, bat we
have to put np with them.
Tire old chaps who wore armor were the
first mall carriers. Boston BuUttin.
nartholdl'a Statoe of Liberty Ballght-
enlng the World"
will be a reminder ot personal liberty for
ages to corns. On lust as sure a founda
tion has Dr. Pierce1 "Golden Moil leal Dis
covery" been placed, and it will stand
through the eycles ot time as a monument
to the physlcnlemanclpatlon of thomands,
who by its nse have been relieved from
consumption, consumptive night-sweats,
bronchitis, coughs, spitting ot blood, weak
lungs, and other throat and! ung affections.
Peoflx going on an excursion are so
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Wmtx a man falls down his temper gen
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"That Miss Jones Is a nice-looking girl,
"Yes, and she'd he the belle of the town
it it wasn't for one thing."
"She has catarrh so bad it is unpleasant
to be near her. She has tried a dozen
thin its and nothlne helm her. I nm sorrv.
for I like her, but that doesn't mako It any
laaa Hlumwanl,! fnrnnnM llAHrnnnd htkr ."
Now if she had used Dr. Sage's Catarrh
Remedy, there would have boon nothing
of the kind said, for it will cure catarrh
TurnE is an unwritten law that gives the
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Nervous debility, premature de
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Tbr Idea of Boston being the hub tires
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etc, should try "Brown's Bronchial Troches,"
a simple but sure remedy.
-Cheap restaurants. Next
Fiso's Remedy for Catarrh is agreeable
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After all it is a bad child that gets the
If afflicted with Sore Eyes use Dr. lsaao
Thompson's Eye Water. Druggists sell lu2oc
Tub clothes of navigation a coat of ice.
OxYncff Cent. Throat, lung, nervous dls
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Tub ocean is like a good housewife very
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The question has probably b
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